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alheisley
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ADHD is usually genetic. However, it does have to have a starting point. In my own case, after having SPECT scans at the Amen Clinic, it was determined that childhood spinal meningitis likely was the starting point in my family.

ADHD can skip entire generations and it can skip siblings within a generation, as well.