Genetics research suggests links between common disorders
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Genetics research suggests links between common disorders

Catherine Quinn Freelance writer

The latest thinking on dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism is that they are overlapping conditions. Catherine Quinn reports

Dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Asperger syndrome and autism have traditionally been defined and treated separately. New genetic research suggests there may be significant overlaps in these conditions. The findings are providing a fresh understanding of these disorders and could lead to new avenues for their treatment.

Learning Disability Practice. 12, 9,36-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.11.12.9.36.c7382

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