The Future of Psychiatry is Neurodevelopmental

Neurodevelopmental disorders include learning disability, autism, ADHD, specific learning disorders, developmental coordination disorder, tic disorder, stereotypic movement disorder and now many researchers regard schizophrenia and bipolar as also being on the neurodevelopmental spectrum as well. As Michael Owen and Michael O’Donovan (2017) point out, there is a gradient of decreasing neurodevelopmental impairment from intellectual disability, autism, ADHD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They also identify that, “recent genomic studies have identified large numbers of specific risk DNA changes and offer a direct and robust test of the predictions of the neurodevelopmental continuum model and gradient hypothesis”. Continue Reading The Future of Psychiatry is Neurodevelopmental