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Re: What is inborn about ADHD in your opinion?

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Originally Posted by mildadhd View Post
I think there are always normal genetic factors involved in the development of self regulation (aka executive function), AD(H)D or not.

But there does not always need to be a inherited genetic predisposition to cause AD(H)D. (Aka, deficits of self regulation/deficits of executive function), because self regulation also develops in interaction with the environment.




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Science has been showing for at least the last decade that abnormal genetic
factors are key in the diagnosis of adhd, like this research from the U.K.

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Research provides the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder, or ADHD, is a genetic condition. Scientists in the UK found that
children with ADHD were more likely to have small segments of their DNA
duplicated or missing than other children.

The team at Cardiff University analysed the genomes of 366 children, all of
whom had been given a clinical diagnosis of ADHD, against over 1,000 control
samples in search of variations in their genetic make-up that were more
common in children with the condition.

"Children with ADHD have a significantly higher rate of missing or duplicated
DNA segments compared to other children and we have seen a clear genetic
link between these segments and other brain disorders," Dr. Nigel Williams.

Now we can say with confidence that ADHD is a genetic disease and that the
brains of children with this condition develop differently to those of other
children.
From Science Daily: First direct evidence that ADHD is a genetic disorder:
Children with ADHD more likely to have missing or duplicated segments of DNA


Therefore I think you have the cart before the horse, adhd makes a person
more sensitive, perhaps more prone to PTSD and anxiety. Not the other way
around where the sensitivity leads to development of adhd.
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