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Re: It makes me doubt ADD is real when..

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Originally Posted by sarahsweets View Post
I disagree. I think there has to be a genetic component and that environment will play a large roll in how those genetics cause adhd to emerge.


I do not believe it is inborn temperament or sensitivity that is the genetic variant of adhd. I think saying adhd people are more sensitive due to emotional regulation issues is more accurate. Emotional regulation issues I believe are part of the genetic code that makes up adhd.
Absolutely totally completely agree. Couldn't agree more.

Of course, some brain injuries can cause adhd-like symptoms. My niece is a
real example of that. That isn't inborn adhd. (I hate that word 'inborn' but
that's the word that fits here).

Otherwise there is something genetic going on in the brain wiring (neuro-
transmitters) when that little person starts to come together inside the womb
that results in a person with adhd. We don't develop the disorder as children,
the disorder is that our brains don't develop neurotypically.
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