Genetic Links Found Between Childhood Psychopathology and Adult Depression

 ADHD in the News 2020-05-07

Researchers found strong evidence that polygenic scores (PGS) for adult major depression, subjective wellbeing, neuroticism, insomnia, educational attainment, and BMI are associated with childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), internalizing, and social problems. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, comprised the largest childhood target sample to date (N=42,998).