ADHD in children - Causes

The exact cause for ADHD in majority of the cases is still unknown. Now, scientists have proved that too much sugar causes ADHD is only a myth and not true. Along with this, another common misconception is that ADHD is caused by 'bad' parenting. Doctors and researchers believe that the factors given below may be involved in the development of ADHD.

  • Genes
  • Having a low birth weight
  • Environment
  • Alcohol or drug use during pregnancy
  • Brain injuries
  • Anxious mothers
  • Smoking during pregnancy
  • Exposure to lead and chemical substances
  • Born prematurely
  • Exposure to environmental toxins

Children with ADHD often struggle in their studies and as a result of that they tend to have poor self-esteem. They find it difficult to get along with their friends as well. Parents must take care of their children at these difficult times to avoid them from becoming alcoholic or yielding to drug abuse.

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