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ADHD Across the Lifespan

Preschool Years Extreme motor restlessness Spills things Insatiable curiosity “Fearless” Low levels of compliance Vigorous, destructive play Demanding, noisy Interrupts others Excessive temper tantrums DuPaul GJ, et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2001;40:508-15Greenhill LL. J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(suppl 7):31-41 School Age Incomplete homework Blurting out answers before question…

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Causes

Genetics ADHD is a familial disorder; genetics play a large role and they are the cause of about 92% of cases. Neurological Neurological reasons such as: Infections during pregnancy, childbirth or the first few months after birth Lack of oxygen Brain inflammation Drinking alcohol during pregnancy Smoking during pregnancy Biological…