This book focuses on the application of behaviour genetic approaches to twin studies, and reviews diagnostic to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the relationships between reading, spelling and ADHD, and family and genetic influences on speech and speech and language.
1. Introduction 2. Introduction to the genetic analysis of attentional disorders 3. The diagnostic genetics of ADHD symptoms and subtypes 4. The developmental genetics of ADHD 5. Familial and genetic bases of speech and language disorders 6. Comorbidity of reading/spelling disability and ADHD 7. Causes of the overlap among symptoms of ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder 8. Aetiology of the sex difference in the prevalence of DSM-III-R ADHD: A comparison of two models 9. Single gene studies of ADHD 10. Molecular genetics of ADHD 11. The genetic relationship between ADHD and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome 12. Implications of genetic studies of attention problems for education and intervention 13. Child psychiatry in the era following sequencing the genome