If as a parent you have a child with an attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, and have been blaming yourself for your child’s condition, then this news may come as a comforting validation of your parenting – a new study has identified certain genetic abnormalities that could be responsible for ADHD.
According to researchers at the Cardiff University of Wales, it could be certain missing or extra / duplicated hormones that could be responsible for children having ADHD.
ADHD is a common condition, with about 2% of children worldwide being afflicted with the condition that causes them to be overactive, restless, impulsive, and to have difficulty concentrating.
For a while now, a sense of stigma has become attached to the condition with either poor diet or bad parenting being blamed for the child being ADHD.
Now however this genetic element of the condition has come to the fore, and it is now possible to say with some conviction that the brains of children with ADHD actually develop differently than those of other kids.
This news ought to offer comfort to parents who have been thinking that they are responsible for their child having this problem, which is incurable, but which is possible to manage using behavioral therapy and medication.