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    Annual research review: Infant development, autism, and ADHD – early pathways to emerging disorders

    Johnson, Mark H. and Gliga, Teodora and Jones, Emily J.H. and Charman, T. (2014) Annual research review: Infant development, autism, and ADHD – early pathways to emerging disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 56 (3), pp. 228-247. ISSN 0021-9630.

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    - Background: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are two of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, with a high degree of co-occurrence. - Methods: Prospective longitudinal studies of infants who later meet criteria for ASD or ADHD offer the opportunity to determine whether the two disorders share developmental pathways. - Results: Prospective studies of younger siblings of children with autism have revealed a range of infant behavioral and neural markers associated with later diagnosis of ASD. Research on infants with later ADHD is less developed, but emerging evidence reveals a number of relations between infant measures and later symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity. - Conclusions: We review this literature, highlighting points of convergence and divergence in the early pathways to ASD and ADHD.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Neurodevelopmental disorder, prediction, risk factors, developmental pathways, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 10:17
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 00:15


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