ADHD in Teens – Information for Parents

This article will be helpful for those dealing with Teens and ADHD. Also, for Centerstone staff and families,  there is a quiz available for continuing education credit. (See links below).

Here is an excerpt:

“Research has clearly shown that AD/HD is highly genetic, and the majority of cases of AD/HD have a genetic component. AD/HD is a brain-based disorder, and the symptoms shown in AD/HD are linked to many specific brain areas.7 Other causal factors, such as low birth weight, prenatal maternal smoking, or other prenatal complications, also contribute to some cases of AD/HD. Patterns of parenting and family interaction may helpResearch has clearly shown that AD/HD is highly genetic, and the majority of cases of AD/HD have a genetic component. AD/HD is a brain-based disorder, and the symptoms shown in AD/HD are linked to many specific brain areas.7 Other causal factors, such as low birth weight, prenatal maternal smoking, or other prenatal complications, also contribute to some cases of AD/HD. Patterns of parenting and family interaction may help…”

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