Angelica Ronald

Summary

Affiliation: University of London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Quantitative trait locus analysis of candidate gene alleles associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in five genes: DRD4, DAT1, DRD5, SNAP-25, and 5HT1B
    Jonathan Mill
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 133:68-73. 2005
  2. pmc Characterization of psychotic experiences in adolescence using the specific psychotic experiences questionnaire: findings from a study of 5000 16-year-old twins
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Schizophr Bull 40:868-77. 2014
  3. pmc Prenatal Maternal Stress Associated with ADHD and Autistic Traits in early Childhood
    Angelica Ronald
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London London, UK
    Front Psychol 1:223. 2010
  4. doi A twin study of autism symptoms in Sweden
    A Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Mol Psychiatry 16:1039-47. 2011
  5. pmc Exploring the relationship between autistic-like traits and ADHD behaviors in early childhood: findings from a community twin study of 2-year-olds
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:185-96. 2010
  6. doi Autism spectrum disorders and autistic traits: a decade of new twin studies
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 156:255-74. 2011
  7. doi Is the child 'father of the man'? evaluating the stability of genetic influences across development
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, UK
    Dev Sci 14:1471-8. 2011
  8. pmc A genome-wide association study of social and non-social autistic-like traits in the general population using pooled DNA, 500 K SNP microarrays and both community and diagnosed autism replication samples
    Angelica Ronald
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Behav Genet 40:31-45. 2010
  9. doi Exploring the relation between prenatal and neonatal complications and later autistic-like features in a representative community sample of twins
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, King s College London, London, UK
    Child Dev 81:166-82. 2010
  10. ncbi Aetiological relationship between language performance and autistic-like traits in childhood: a twin study
    Katharina Dworzynski
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 42:273-92. 2007

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Publications42

  1. ncbi Quantitative trait locus analysis of candidate gene alleles associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in five genes: DRD4, DAT1, DRD5, SNAP-25, and 5HT1B
    Jonathan Mill
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 133:68-73. 2005
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  2. pmc Characterization of psychotic experiences in adolescence using the specific psychotic experiences questionnaire: findings from a study of 5000 16-year-old twins
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Schizophr Bull 40:868-77. 2014
    ..The study of psychotic experiences as distinct dimensional quantitative traits is likely to prove an important strategy for future research, and the SPEQ is a self- and parent-report questionnaire battery that embodies this approach. ..
  3. pmc Prenatal Maternal Stress Associated with ADHD and Autistic Traits in early Childhood
    Angelica Ronald
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London London, UK
    Front Psychol 1:223. 2010
    ..This finding supports future research using epigenetic, cross-fostering, and gene-environment interaction designs to identify the causal processes underlying this association...
  4. doi A twin study of autism symptoms in Sweden
    A Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Mol Psychiatry 16:1039-47. 2011
    ..Molecular genetic research may benefit from taking a symptom-specific approach to finding genes associated with autism...
  5. pmc Exploring the relationship between autistic-like traits and ADHD behaviors in early childhood: findings from a community twin study of 2-year-olds
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:185-96. 2010
    ..27) as well as some common environmental influences explaining their covariation. Implications for identifying shared biological pathways underlying autistic-like traits and ADHD behaviors are discussed...
  6. doi Autism spectrum disorders and autistic traits: a decade of new twin studies
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 156:255-74. 2011
    ..Future research directions are suggested to ensure that this decade is as productive as the last in attempting to disentangle the causes of autism spectrum disorders...
  7. doi Is the child 'father of the man'? evaluating the stability of genetic influences across development
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, UK
    Dev Sci 14:1471-8. 2011
    ..It is now time for the newer, more technology-enabled fields such as GWAS and DNA resequencing also to take on board the dynamic nature of human behavior...
  8. pmc A genome-wide association study of social and non-social autistic-like traits in the general population using pooled DNA, 500 K SNP microarrays and both community and diagnosed autism replication samples
    Angelica Ronald
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Behav Genet 40:31-45. 2010
    ..When the sample was increased by adding females, 2 additional SNPs were nominally significant (P < .05). These 3 SNPs, however, showed no significant association in transmission disequilibrium analyses of diagnosed ASD families...
  9. doi Exploring the relation between prenatal and neonatal complications and later autistic-like features in a representative community sample of twins
    Angelica Ronald
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, King s College London, London, UK
    Child Dev 81:166-82. 2010
    ..Differences in identical twins' neonatal problems correlated weakly with their difference scores on autistic-like features (r = .01-.06)...
  10. ncbi Aetiological relationship between language performance and autistic-like traits in childhood: a twin study
    Katharina Dworzynski
    MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 42:273-92. 2007
    ..The basis for this association is poorly understood. How early language is related to each of the triad of impairments characteristic of ASDs is also in need of clarification...
  11. doi Association of autistic-like and internalizing traits during childhood: a longitudinal twin study
    Victoria Hallett
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 167:809-17. 2010
    ..The authors examined the longitudinal relationship between autistic-like and internalizing traits across middle to late childhood in a population-representative twin sample...
  12. doi No major effect of twinning on autistic traits
    Sarah Curran
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, United Kingdom
    Autism Res 4:377-82. 2011
    ..It has been questioned whether the process of twinning might be a risk factor for autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and autistic traits...
  13. pmc Genetic support for the dual nature of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: substantial genetic overlap between the inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive components
    Gráinne McLoughlin
    MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, UK
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 35:999-1008. 2007
    ..This study investigated, in a community sample, the aetiology of ADHD-like traits and the aetiological overlap between the two dimensions that define the ADHD disorder...
  14. doi A twin study investigating the genetic and environmental aetiologies of parent, teacher and child ratings of autistic-like traits and their overlap
    Angelica Ronald
    Social Genetic and Developmental, Psychiatry SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, UK
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 17:473-83. 2008
    ..Genetic overlap was significant but moderate across all raters. These findings are discussed in relation to population screening for autism and future genetic research...
  15. doi Phenotypic and genetic differentiation of anxiety-related behaviors in middle childhood
    Victoria Hallett
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London, UK
    Depress Anxiety 26:316-24. 2009
    ..This study aimed to examine both the phenotypic and genetic differentiation of ARB subtypes within the general population at age 7 and 9. It constituted a follow-up to an earlier study of ARBs in preschool children...
  16. doi Relationship between symptom domains in autism spectrum disorders: a population based twin study
    Katharina Dworzynski
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:1197-210. 2009
    ..Cross-twin cross-trait correlations suggested small shared genetic effects between RRBIs and other symptoms. These findings from a clinical sample of twins indicate a fractionation of social/communicative and RRBI symptoms in ASD...
  17. ncbi The genetic relationship between individual differences in social and nonsocial behaviours characteristic of autism
    Angelica Ronald
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Dev Sci 8:444-58. 2005
    ..Considering these behaviours separately might help clarify gene-brain-behaviour pathways in future research...
  18. ncbi Phenotypic and genetic overlap between autistic traits at the extremes of the general population
    Angelica Ronald
    Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:1206-14. 2006
    ....
  19. doi Evidence for overlapping genetic influences on autistic and ADHD behaviours in a community twin sample
    Angelica Ronald
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:535-42. 2008
    ..This study takes an individual differences approach to determine the degree of phenotypic and aetiological overlap between autistic traits and ADHD behaviours in the general population...
  20. doi Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Mental Health Problems: Exploring Etiological Overlaps and Phenotypic Causal Associations
    Beata Tick
    Medical Research Council MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience IoPPN, King s College London, UK Electronic address
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 55:106-113.e4. 2016
    ..This twin study reports on the etiological overlap between the diagnosis of ASD and emotional symptoms, hyperactivity, and conduct problems measured with the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire...
  21. ncbi Genetic influences on the stability of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms from early to middle childhood
    Jonna Kuntsi
    MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Biol Psychiatry 57:647-54. 2005
    ....
  22. doi Investigating the association between autistic-like and internalizing traits in a community-based twin sample
    Victoria Hallett
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE58AF, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:618-27. 2009
    ..This study aimed to investigate the phenotypic and etiologic relation between internalizing and autistic-like traits using a community-based twin sample...
  23. ncbi Genetic heterogeneity between the three components of the autism spectrum: a twin study
    Angelica Ronald
    SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:691-9. 2006
    ....
  24. doi Relationship between special abilities and autistic-like traits in a large population-based sample of 8-year-olds
    Pedro M Vital
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:1093-101. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between special abilities and ASD-like traits...
  25. doi Individual differences in theory of mind ability in middle childhood and links with verbal ability and autistic traits: a twin study
    Angelica Ronald
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Soc Neurosci 1:412-25. 2006
    ..The possible neural basis underlying this association is discussed...
  26. pmc Psychotic experiences are linked to cannabis use in adolescents in the community because of common underlying environmental risk factors
    Sania Shakoor
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 227:144-51. 2015
    ..Cannabis use and psychotic experience co-occur due to environmental factors. Focus on specific environments may reveal why adolescent cannabis use and psychotic experiences tend to 'travel together'. ..
  27. pmc Heritability of Individual Psychotic Experiences Captured by Common Genetic Variants in a Community Sample of Adolescents
    Dominika Sieradzka
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, 32 Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX, UK
    Behav Genet 45:493-502. 2015
    ..The current results suggest that common genetic variants play a role in the etiology of some adolescent psychotic experiences, however further research on larger samples is desired and the use of MAF-stratified approach recommended...
  28. pmc Examining the Genetic and Environmental Associations between Autistic Social and Communication Deficits and Psychopathic Callous-Unemotional Traits
    Elizabeth O'Nions
    MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King s College London, London, United Kingdom Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit, Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology Research Department, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 10:e0134331. 2015
    ..shared aetiological influences to social and communication impairments associated with autistic traits and callous-unemotional traits, indexed by parent-report in a population-based cohort of twins...
  29. pmc Consistent etiology of severe, frequent psychotic experiences and milder, less frequent manifestations: a twin study of specific psychotic experiences in adolescence
    Helena M S Zavos
    Medical Research Council Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, England
    JAMA Psychiatry 71:1049-57. 2014
    ..A recognized challenge is to identify individuals at high risk of developing psychotic disorders prior to disease onset...
  30. pmc Are genetic risk factors for psychosis also associated with dimension-specific psychotic experiences in adolescence?
    Dominika Sieradzka
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e94398. 2014
    ..The challenges of relating adult clinical diagnostic constructs such as schizophrenia to adolescent psychotic experiences at a genetic level are discussed...
  31. doi The 'fractionable autism triad': a review of evidence from behavioural, genetic, cognitive and neural research
    Francesca Happe
    MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Neuropsychol Rev 18:287-304. 2008
    ..We discuss the implications of the fractionable-triad approach for both diagnosis and future research directions...
  32. pmc The Genetic Overlap of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autistic-like Traits: an Investigation of Individual Symptom Scales and Cognitive markers
    Rebecca Pinto
    King s College London, MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF, London, UK
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 44:335-45. 2016
    ..RTV is not specific to ADHD symptoms, but is also associated with social-communication ALTs and can, in part, contribute to an explanation of the co-occurrence of ASD and ADHD. ..
  33. pmc A shared genetic propensity underlies experiences of bullying victimization in late childhood and self-rated paranoid thinking in adolescence
    Sania Shakoor
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Schizophr Bull 41:754-63. 2015
    ..This study investigated which specific PEs in adolescence are associated with earlier bullying victimization and the genetic and environmental contributions underlying their association...
  34. doi Modeling socioeconomic status effects on language development
    Michael S C Thomas
    Developmental Neurocognition Lab, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London
    Dev Psychol 49:2325-43. 2013
    ..Finally, the model demonstrated limits on the inferences that can be drawn about developmental mechanisms on the basis of data from individual differences...
  35. ncbi Time to give up on a single explanation for autism
    Francesca Happe
    Francesca Happé, Angelica Ronald and Robert Plomin are at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, De Crispigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Nat Neurosci 9:1218-20. 2006
    ..Twin data suggest largely nonoverlapping genes acting on each of these traits. At the cognitive level, too, attempts at a single explanation for the symptoms of autism have failed. Implications for research and treatment are discussed...
  36. doi Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in community settings using the Development and Well-Being Assessment: validation in a UK population-based twin sample
    Fiona S McEwen
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience IoPPN, King s College London, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 57:161-70. 2016
    ..We tested the Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA) for diagnosing ASD in a sample of children/adolescents representative of those presenting in community mental health settings...
  37. pmc Do sleep disturbances and psychotic-like experiences in adolescence share genetic and environmental influences?
    Mark J Taylor
    Genes Environment Lifespan Laboratory, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London
    J Abnorm Psychol 124:674-84. 2015
    ..These findings indicate that the known neurobiology of sleep disturbance may provide clues regarding the causes of PLEs in adolescence...
  38. doi Multiscale Modeling of Gene-Behavior Associations in an Artificial Neural Network Model of Cognitive Development
    Michael S C Thomas
    Developmental Neurocognition Lab, Birkbeck, University of London
    Cogn Sci 40:51-99. 2016
    ..The model demonstrates a means by which researchers can undertake multiscale modeling with respect to cognition and develop highly specific and complex hypotheses across multiple levels of description. ..
  39. pmc Where are the strongest associations between autistic traits and traits of ADHD? evidence from a community-based twin study
    Mark J Taylor
    Genes Environment Lifespan Laboratory, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Science, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 24:1129-38. 2015
    ..Furthermore, they could also help to explain why studies of the communication abilities of individuals with ASC and ADHD have produced overlapping findings. ..
  40. doi Pathological demand avoidance: exploring the behavioural profile
    Elizabeth O'Nions
    King s College London, UK
    Autism 18:538-44. 2014
    ..Findings highlight the extreme behavioural impairment associated with pathological demand avoidance and the need to explore whether behavioural overlap reflects a similar neurocognitive basis to existing groups...
  41. pmc Language and traits of autism spectrum conditions: evidence of limited phenotypic and etiological overlap
    Mark J Taylor
    Genes Environment Lifespan Laboratory, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 165:587-95. 2014
    ..Additionally, these findings lend support to forthcoming DSM-5 changes to ASC diagnostic criteria that will see language difficulties separated from the core ASC communication symptoms, and instead listed as a clinical specifier...
  42. doi What causes internalising traits and autistic traits to co-occur in adolescence? A community-based twin study
    Aline Scherff
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, 32 Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL, UK
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 42:601-10. 2014
    ..A multiple component solution was found for autistic traits and of the derived subscales, autistic-like 'Social Unease' showed the most phenotypic and genetic overlap with internalising traits. ..