The exact cause of ADHD is unknown, but it has been shown to run in families. Research has also identified a number of possible differences in the brains of people with ADHD compared to those who don’t have the condition.
Factors such as premature birth, low birthweight and smoking, alcohol or drug abuse by the mother during pregnancy have been suggested as potentially having a role in ADHD. Many people still feel its linked to nutrition, parenting or just lack of discipline within society but we know for sure these are not the cause they may be factors that increase the symptoms but there is known to be biological differences in individuals with ADHD.
Levels of dopamine and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) have been shown to be lower in those with ADHD, See the video for more details.
At ABLE Training we offer a course in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for groups and organisations wishing to be trained in the subject.