ADHD Has Been Proven to be a Genetic Disorder

ADHD genetic disorder
ADHD: genetic disorder.

A study published today in medical journal The Lancet proves that ADHD is a genetic disorder.

Anita Thapar, professor at Cardiff University, says, “Too often, people dismiss ADHD as being down to bad parenting or poor diet. As a clinician, it was clear to me that this was unlikely to be the case. Now we can say with confidence that ADHD is a genetic disease and that the brains of children with this condition develop differently to those of other children.”

Dr. Nigel Williams, also of Cardiff, says, “Children with ADHD have a significantly higher rate of missing or duplicated DNA segments compared to other children and we have seen a clear genetic link between these segments and other brain disorders.”

The research also shows that there is “some overlap between ADHD and autism in terms of symptoms and learning difficulties.” ┬áThe most significant of which was found on chromosome 16 “which has been previously implicated in schizophrenia and other major psychiatric disorders.”

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