Practitioner Review: What have we learnt about the causes of ADHD?

  title={Practitioner Review: What have we learnt about the causes of ADHD?},
  author={Anita Thapar and Miriam Cooper and Olga Eyre and Kate Langley},
  booktitle={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
BACKGROUND Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its possible causes still attract controversy. Genes, pre and perinatal risks, psychosocial factors and environmental toxins have all been considered as potential risk factors. METHOD This review (focussing on literature published since 1997, selected from a search of PubMed) critically considers putative risk factors with a focus on genetics and selected environmental risks, examines their relationships with ADHD and discusses… CONTINUE READING
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