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Penny Williams

It’s not always easy to pinpoint the source of one’s ADHD. It can happen after brain injury and I’m sure it can skip generations genetically. Exposure to cigarette smoke and/or chemicals can also trigger ADHD (say some studies). And, just because your mom is sensible and your dad was a successful engineer doesn’t mean that couldn’t have ADHD.

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