ADHD is No Fun

Carol By Carol, 4th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Scientists have now discovered a gene, which may help in understanding what causes ADHD.

ADHD is No Fun


Any parent who has a child that suffers from ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER will tell you that this condition is very hard to live with. Until it was discovered, many people thought they had a disruptive and badly behaved child, who would never concentrate on anything, or sit still for long. Thankfully it is now accepted as an illness, and patients are encouraged to change their diet and lifestyle , which scientists believe , can help the condition.

Now scientists in Cardiff have found a link between a gene, and ADHD, in a small number of children, which may go some way to explaining why it happens. If you are carrying the gene, then chances are, you will suffer from ADHD.

Obviously more research will have to go into why this gene is present in a small number, and yet there is also a larger number of children, who do not appear to have the gene, but are still affected too. Scientists also believe that the lifestyle of the mother whilst carrying her baby contributes, so they advise that smoking and drinking should be avoided at this time. This is true for many medical conditions, so it’s commonsense, but unfortunately for some people, no matter how strict their diet and lifestyle, their baby can still be born with some sort of difficulty, and that is life, and no-one can change it.

I am thankful that this problem is now recognised, because like autism, at one time people believed that the parents were to blame, and they had a wild and badly behaved child, and in most cases, nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s hope that new research will uncover a way to help these children and their families.

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Adhd, Cardiff, Diet, Gene, Help, Lifestyle, Research, Scientists

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
4th Oct 2010 (#)

When I did my internship in Psy, I had to deal with this issue. It was heartbreaking.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Oct 2010 (#)

I hope and pray they come up with help for these children.
Thank you for sharing.

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