Causes of ADHD



Pesticide Exposure May Increase the Risk of ADHD

A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics looks more closely at the issue of pesticides and the risk of ADHD — and raises concerns about pesticides in the environment, particularly organophosphates.

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More Sunshine Tied to Fewer Cases of ADHD

Fewer children have Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) where sunshine is plentiful, according to research published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

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The Western Diet and ADHD in Kids

A Western diet that contains too many processed foods isn’t healthy for anyone, but it may be especially harmful for adolescents prone to ADHD. According to a new study from Australia, the typical Western style of eating may increase the risk of ADHD in adolescents.

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About ADD / ADHD Labels

It seems as if all and sundry are being diagnosed with “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) or “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) these days. It is all too easy to put a label on behaviours that don’t conform to the norm; what do these behaviours actually mean and what can be done to treat them?

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