First Genetic Map of ADHD
[Source: Science Daily]
An international study, focused on the analysis of the genome of more than 50,000 people worldwide, has identified twelve specific fragments of DNA related to the vulnerability of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, involves more than eighty authors among which are several Catalan researchers such as Bru Cormand, researcher of the University of Barcelona, the Institute of Biomedicine of the UB (IBUB), the Research Institute Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) and the Rare Diseases Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBERER); Josep Antoni Ramos Quiroga, Marta Ribasés, Miquel Casas and Cristina Sánchez Mora (University Hospital Vall d’Hebron and CIBERSAM), Amaia Hervás (University Hospital Mutua Terrassa) and Jordi Sunyer (Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal), among others.
ADHD is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents: it affects about 5 % of the kids and 2.5 % in adults. It is represented by attention deficit,
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