Living in the Shadow of a Stereotype: New Facts About ADHD

"Findings from neuroscience, brain imaging, and clinical research have dramatically changed the old understanding of ADHD as essentially a behavior disorder." This is essential reading.

The ADHD Gene

No single gene or genes have been identified as a cause of the impairments known as ADHD. Recent research has identified two different groupings that together are associated with, though not definitively causal of, ADHD. At this point, the complexity of the disorder is likely to be associated with multiple genes, each of which, in itself, has only a small effect upon development of ADHD.
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