Causes of ADHD

What causes ADHD? Is it purely genetic or do diet and environment play a role? Explore research and findings behind what causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from biological, genetic and psychological factors.

The ADHD Brain: Shedding Light on Telling Studies

Researchers have taken advantage of exceptionally revealing brain scanning technologies to thoroughly study the abnormal construction and chemistry in the brains of children and adults who have ADHD versus those who don’t. Here, we’ll discuss two very telling studies and their implications.

Insight into ADHD Diagnostic Criteria

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and also affects 4.1 percent of adults. Learn some basic information about the diagnostic criteria mental health professionals use to determine if someone has ADHD.

Hunter Versus Farmer Theory of ADHD: An Insight

Is ADHD a disorder or a form of adaptive behavior? According to the creator of the “Hunter versus Farmer” theory ADHD used to be a strength rather than a weakness. The controversy surrounding this theory doesn’t take away from its main message; the value of ADHD traits is in the eye of the beholder.

ADHD and High IQ: A Compelling Story

Parents sometimes wonder if their children can have both ADHD and High IQ levels. The answer is they can, and they often do. Read on for answers to common questions about the relationship between ADHD and intelligence.

The Medical Basis for ADHD

While there are those who still believe that ADHD is primarily a behavioral problem limited by social constructs, doctors and other medical professionals have established a real medical basis for ADHD.

About the Risk Behaviors of Attention Deficit Disorder

Patients with attention deficit disorder have symptoms that affect their ability to pay attention and they may also have problems controlling their behavior. These issues can increase the frequency of risk behaviors. Learn about the risk behaviors of attention deficit disorder in this article.