ADHD is diagnosed more often in boys than in girls. Boys are more likely to have the combined type of ADHD. Girls are more likely to have the predominantly inattentive type.
ADHD tends to run in families. A child who has a parent or sibling with ADHD has an increased risk of also developing ADHD.
Some research suggests that maternal alcohol use, drug abuse, and cigarette smoking during pregnancy may lead to the development of ADHD in...Read more
When talking about making changes in your child's behavior, "focusing on the positive" or "positive reinforcement" programs are common... Read more »
The cause of ADHD seems to be neurobiological or genetic. Environmental factors influence the severity of the disorder, but environmental factors do... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
CausesBrain StructureResearch using advanced imaging techniques shows there is a difference in the size of certain parts of the brain in children... Read more »