Genetic ADHD??


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So, the code has finally been cracked. Or has it? What exactly does that mean? Is it going to improve our lives or just give us some more information that we can’t do anything with quite yet.

What I am talking about is a discovery recently made about ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Scientists from Cardiff University said the disorder was a brain problem like autism, and not due to bad parenting. I mean seriously? They really originally thought it was due to bad parenting, not an illness, be it mental or physical? That’s what you call real “scientific” work there. Well I guess these particular scientists are from the “unless you can see it, it doesn’t exist” group, or maybe in their case they needed to live it before they could begin to understand it.

These researchers compared genetic DNA samples from 366 children aged 5 to 17 with ADHD but not schizophrenia or autism to the DNA from 1047 people without the condition. What they found was the children with ADHD have a much higher rate of chunks of DNA that are either duplicated or missing. A normal genome usually has 2 copies of each chromosome, but approximately 15% of these children had just one copy ( a deletion) or 3 or more copies of the same chromosome ( duplications). And the most significant variants were in a specific region of chromosome 16 which includes a number of genes that affect brain development. When one researcher stated “If a gene is included in one of these variant chunks it can have a deleterious consequence”, I think that was an understatement.

What parents of these children know and observe is priceless, and all the researchers need to listen to what the people living in or with this disease are telling them.

Please read the full story GeneticADHD and leave a comment here. We would really love to hear what you have to say.

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