ADHD is one of those medical conditions that researchers can’t pinpoint the exact cause. It was once thought that ADHD was directly connected to sugar intake or due to watching too much TV, but that is incorrect and as of today there is no scientific proof that backs up those theories. With that being said, there is more of an understanding of the condition, compared to previous years. Recent research suggests that ADHD can be caused by;
- Heredity – ADHD tends to get passed down within families. Studies show up to 60% of adults with ADHD will pass it on to their kids.
- Brain Changes/Injury – Areas of the brain that control attention is affected or injured.
- Abuse during pregnancy – Smoking, drinking and poor nutrition can cause ADHD in your new born. Children exposed to tobacco smoke prenatally are 2.4 times as likely to have ADHD.