Grant holder: Professor Patrick Bolton
Institution/University: Dr Holan Liang Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Project status: Ongoing – no cost extension granted until 31 Dec 2018.
Individuals with TS are at increased risk for developing both autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the reasons for the increased risks are very poorly understood. Evidence from studies of individuals without TS who have ASD and / or ADHD indicate that there are both shared and distinct risk factors for each condition. The prevalence, comorbidity, correlates and risk factors for ASD and ADHD are being examined in a study called TS 2000.