And no, ADHD is not caused by trauma.
Unfortunately, many people with ADHD have experienced trauma, and certainly trauma will exacerbate and worsen ADHD symptoms. Neither of those are the same thing as actually causing a neurodevelopmental disorder.
I didn’t think I would need to write this article. I thought anybody who has read any rudimentary information about ADHD knows it’s a highly heritable, genetic, neurodevelopmental disorder.
It would appear I thought wrong.
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