ADHD is commonly referred to as AD/HD and ADD, although the correct term is ADHD
Is ADHD genetic?
Research suggests that ADHD tends to run in families. However, this does not mean that all children in a family will have the disorder.
Neurotransmitter function could be involved.
The brain uses various chemicals called neurotransmitters to help send messages across the nervous system. An imbalance of these chemical messengers may result in the inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms of ADHD.
Certain environmental factors may play a role, too.
Certain external factors, such as smoking during pregnancy or complications from pregnancy, delivery, or infancy, may contribute to ADHD.
ADHD can affect adults, kids, and teens. Here are some ADHD statistics:
Drug treatment may not be appropriate for all people with ADHD.
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