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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Genes

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    Discuss what evidence there is that supports the genetic explanation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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    Please note that while the exact causes of ADHD are hard to pinpoint, most experts attribute it to "an interaction of genetic, environmental, and nutritional factors, with a strong focus on the interaction of multiple genes (genetic loading) that together cause ADHD" (http://www.lef.org/protocols/emotional_health/attention_deficit_hyperactivity_01.htm).
    When looking at how genetic factors play a vital role in ADHD, research shows that "The relatives of ADHD children (both boys and girls) have much higher rates of ADHD, antisocial, mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders than the ...

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is emphasized.

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