Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) bio-genetic?

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Iris Rodriguez-Johnson, MD
Pediatrics
80% of ADHD cases are thought to have a polygenic basis. Neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, and neurophysiology studies have shown that there is a probability of a biologic basis.

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ADD/ADHD Causes

ADD/ADHD Causes

While we don't know the exact cause of ADD/ADHD, there are some things we do know. Genetics play a strong role in whether or not someone will be diagnosed with ADHD; in fact, it is one of the most commonly inherited disorders in t...

he human race. Some studies also point to environmental factors -- such smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy -- that could increase the risk of ADHD.
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