The author reviewed research related to prevailing hypotheses with regard to the influence of genetic and biochemical factors in childhood hyperkinesis. Studies focused on establishing the influence of genetic factors are methodologically weak but consistently suggest that genetic transmission is a plausible, if incomplete, explanation in some cases. Studies that involve attempts to understand the underlying biochemical mechanisms of hyperactivity by studying the relationships among behavior patterns, psychophysiological measures, and variations in monamine levels have been disappointing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|State||Published - Jan 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology