Causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Studies indicate that ADHD may be related to disturbances in the neurotransmitters found in the brain, such as dopamine and norepinephrine.

ADHD has been researched for over 40 years and there is an overwhelming body of scientific evidence to support its diagnosis. Although social factors and child -rearing tactics have been indicated, the evidences against are not compelling enough.

Some of the more substantial triggers that lead to ADHD are as follows-

  • Environmental factors - Some evidences point towards the role of environmental factors in causing ADHD.
  • Cigarette smoking and alcohol usage during pregnancy are indicated as risk factors. Hence it is advisable to refrain from these practices while pregnant.
  • Presence of Lead in young children is reported to cause ADHD.
  • Studies on twins showed that genetics plays a key role in attention disorders /ADHD. Studies show that 25 % of the close relatives of ADHD- affected children also have the disease, while the rate is just about 5% in the general population.
  • A small percentage of ADHD-affected children have been found to have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • It has been indicated that the symptoms of attention disorders are further fuelled by refined sugar and food additives.

Comments

yisel1 Friday, January 25, 2013

hello, i am a single mother of 3 ADHD children two boys 6-7 and a 5year old girl, they are my life my world, but sometime's it is very hard to take care of 3 ADHD children with such special needs, does anyone know of what type of activities i should be doing with my children to keep them from being distructive and keep them occupied?

Father08 Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Does anyone know of a teacher who can come home for tutoring 7,5yrs old boy with ADD help him with studies Please !

Father08 Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My son is 7.5yrs and last year he was diagnosed with ADD he has been undergoing remedial therapy ever since. There is some difference in him but his grades are falling as he is currently in mainstream Icse school with typical pressures. he is a bright boy very clam , just has difficulty with attention I want to know if he need a special school? as he is not able to cope with the studies in class, Please HELP?

sudhir4141 Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Through this usefull site i want to know school for my nephew IN JAIPUR who is suffering with ADHD. No private or govt. school is ready to admit him,due to his impusive/ sometime destructive nature.

attention_deficit Saturday, August 7, 2010

I think meditation is one of the better treatment process for adult adhd/add.As add is a mind and brain related problem, so meditation can largely contribute in it.
Regards,
attention deficit disorder

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