Yes, ADHD is Genetic

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.

If you’re a Medium member, read my article in Fourth Wave.

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Published by Jillian ADHD 2e MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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