Intellectual disability and major psychiatric disorders: A continuum of neurodevelopmental causality

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Abstract

There is accumulating evidence for shared genetic as well as environmental risk between intellectual disability and other conditions with a neurodevelopmental basis such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy and schizophrenia. These can be conceived as lying along a continuum of genetically and environmentally induced neurodevelopmental causality.

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  • Michael J. Owen

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