By Dr. Patricia Quinn

While you are a lady who has been clinically determined with attention-deficit hyperactivity ailment (ADHD), or the dad or mum of a lady with the situation, this booklet deals aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity ailment (ADHD) in girls and women presents authoritative, sensible solutions to universal questions about this sickness. Written by way of a well known ADHD professional, this e-book provides very important information regarding universal signs, the prognosis method, administration, and resources of help for girls and ladies with ADHD. a useful source, this e-book offers the mandatory instruments for somebody dealing with the emotional turmoil attributable to ADHD.

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16. Is ADHD genetically inherited? ADHD is primarily an inherited disorder. It is estimated that genetic predisposition is a contributing factor in 60% to 80% of ADHD cases. For the remainder, ADHD may be the result of environmental exposure or early brain injury that impedes normal brain development. Exposure to chronic low levels of lead, pesticides, prematurity, maternal obstetrical complications during the pregnancy, exposure to cigarette smoke before birth, malnourishment, and other illnesses, such as meningitis or encephalitis, in infants and toddlers can all result in learning and attention problems.

These studies, however, did not follow DSM-IV criteria for a specific learning disorder and typically based the diagnosis on much looser criteria. That being said, it is important to emphasize that all students with ADHD have problems learning. Their attention and executive functioning deficits certainly affect academic achievement on a daily basis. Careless mistakes and memory deficits impair learning and recall of information resulting in poor test performance. Organizational problems impact both writing and verbal skills.

An indepth family history is often very revealing. Family trees can be created to help identify those family members who display symptoms of ADHD, including those adults who were never diagnosed. Despite the lack of a formal diagnosis, discussing your family history with your doctor may reveal characteristics that doctors commonly see in adults with ADHD, such as an inability to settle down, dropping out of high school or college, changing jobs frequently, having difficulty completing projects, organizing their lives or having multiple relationships or marriages.

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