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Penny Williams
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It is true that ADHD is often inherited from a parent, but we often see genetic abnormalities arise in new generations. Chromosomal abnormalities can create a condition not before seen in the family. And there’s more at play in ADHD than just genetics.

More Than Just Genes: How Environment, Lifestyle, and Stress Impact ADHD

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism