What increases the risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Risk factors for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include a family history of the condition; prenatal or childhood exposure to environmental toxins such as lead; brain injuries; low birth weight; premature birth; and tobacco, alcohol, or drug use by expectant mothers.

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