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Is ADHD genetic? if so, how to determine source?

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masso 19 May 2017

Causes
While the exact cause of ADHD is not clear, research efforts continue. Factors that may be involved in the development of ADHD include:

Genetics. ADHD can run in families, and studies indicate that genes may play a role.
Environment. Certain environmental factors also may increase risk, such as lead exposure as a child.
Problems during development. Problems with the central nervous system at key moments in development may play a role.

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masso 19 May 2017

Some research suggests genes are the largest factors in determining who develops ADHD. After all, genes are the building blocks for our bodies. We inherit our genes from our parents. Like many disorders or conditions, ADHD may have a strong genetic component. For that reason, many scientists focus their research on the exact genes that carry the disorder.
Having a family member with ADHD makes you more likely to also have the disorder. Children who have ADHD typically have a parent, sibling, or other close relative with ADHD. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at least one third of fathers who have or had ADHD will have children who will be diagnosed with ADHD.

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