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Causes of ADHD

ADHD Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to ADHD:

ADHD Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for ADHD: Boys are affected 2-3 times more often than girls....more »

ADHD: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of ADHD, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with ADHD:

ADHD: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of ADHD: Review the cause informationfor the various types of ADHD:

  • Predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype (type of ADD)
  • Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD subtype (type of ADD)
  • Combined inattentive-hyperactive ADHD subtype (type of ADD)
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of ADHD: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

ADHD as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have ADHD as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of ADHD. Our database lists the following as having ADHD as a complication of that condition:

Medications or substances causing ADHD:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of ADHD as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What causes ADHD?

Causes: ADHD: The cause or causes of ADHD are not yet known, although researchers believe that genes may be one factor in the development of the disease. It is most likely that the disorder is the result of a combination of elements, including environmental factors, traumatic head injuries, nutrition, and social influences.

Medical news summaries relating to ADHD:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of ADHD:

Related information on causes of ADHD:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of ADHD may be found in:


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