Saturday, October 2, 2010

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Genetic Roots Found


Attention-deficit hyperactive children can be exasperating. They have trouble concentrating and therefore have a short attention span; they are impulsive, seem incapable of remaining quiet, fail to finish what they start, intrude into conversations or activities, and have trouble following instructions, even when they intend to do so. It is easy to blame the parents or the children for such behavior. However, things are not that simple.

For many years it has been known that there is a strong genetic contribution to ADHD. However, for the first time, direct genetic evidence has been found. Watch the video below to learn more about it.

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