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ADHD – Causes and contributing factors

The exact cause of ADHD is unknown;

however the following contributing factors may play a role in a child developing ADHD:

* Differences of neurophysiology of the brain anatomy, electrical activity and metabolism

* Genetics

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* Drug use during pregnancy such as nicotine and cocaine

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* Chronic exposure to low levels of lead influencing behaviour and brain chemistry

* Lack of early attachment where the child does not have enough bonding time with parent or caregiver

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* Early traumatic experiences relating to attachment resulting in inattention and hyperactivity.

* Childhood posttraumatic stress disorder due traumatic event which has similar symptoms to that of ADHD but treatment options is different. 

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