References for “Copy number variation: The new genetic frontier”

Children's Hospital Boston Press Release: "Middle Eastern Families Yield Intriguing Clues to Autism," July 10, 2008, and National Institute of Mental Health Press Release: "Common Mechanisms May Underlie Autism's Seemingly Diverse Mutations," July 10, 2008. Human Genome Project Information, "SNP Fact Sheet." Accessed via Web:, July 17, 2008. International Schizophrenia Consortium. "Rare Chromosomal Deletions and Duplications Increase Risk of Schizophrenia," Nature (July 30, 2008), e-publication ahead of print. (Locked) More »

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References for “Treating ADHD in children and adolescents”

American Academy of Pediatrics. "Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," Pediatrics (May 2000): Vol. 105, No. 5, pp. 1158–70. American Academy of Pediatrics. "Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of the School-Aged Child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," Pediatrics (Oct. 2001): Vol. 108, No. 4, pp. 1033–44. "American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Clarification of Statement on Cardiovascular Evaluation and Monitoring of Children and Adolescents with Heart Disease Receiving Medications for ADHD," press release, May 16, 2008. (Locked) More »

Treating ADHD in children and adolescents

A long-term study of children with ADHD concluded that the most beneficial treatment involved medication, either alone or with behavioral therapy, but the effectiveness of medication begins to fade after about two years. (Locked) More »

Copy number variation: The new genetic frontier

Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism are caused more by genes than by environment. An area of research is focusing on the influence of spontaneous mutations in DNA called copy number variation. (Locked) More »

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My husband was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His illness is now under control but he has developed a dangerous gambling habit. Is there a connection between Parkinson's disease and gambling? (Locked) More »