Contributing factors to ADHD

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Contributing factors to ADHD

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External factors like electronics or pollution, toxic chemicals certainly make ADHD worse, but they don’t cause it. The ADHD is almost always caused by genetics; you’re born with this predisposition. And then the environment exacerbates it or makes it better. Too much electronics, bad food, pollutants make it worse. A more stable, structured environment, less electronics, good food make it better. But the underline cause most of the time is a genetic predisposition.

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Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD

Psychiatrist, ADHD Specialist, & Author

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, EdD is a Harvard-trained Child and Adult Psychiatrist in practice in Sudbury, MA (outside Boston) and New York City. The author of 18 books, Dr. Hallowell specializes in learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia, both of which he has himself.  He has also written extensively on general issues of parenting and living in our modern age. He lives in the Boston area with his wife of 23 years, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

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