Scientists discover possible genetic links to ADHD - full article at:
"Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered possible genetic links to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD in children. If so, it could help lift the stigma faced by parents by those who claim ADHD is the result of poor diet and bad parenting.
ADHD is diagnosed as children who are 'excessively restless, impulsive and distractible, and experience difficulties at home and in school.'
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, Dr. Nigel M. Williams of the Cardiff School of Medicine found that children who were diagnosed with ADHD were more likely to have small segments of their DNA missing or duplicated than those who did not suffer from the hyperactivity disorder.
Scientists also discovered genetic variants similar to those found in autism and schizophrenia, "proving strong evidence that ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder -- in other words, that the brains of children with the disorder differ from those of other children."