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Attension defect hyperactivity syndrome of children, what is this?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: A neurodevelopmental

Disorder: studies show insufficient circulating Dopamine, a neurochemical, in parts of the brain that inhibit behavior, from changes in structure/function of the Dopamine transporter gene or some of the Dopamine receptor genes.
Risk for adhd increased with prenatal exposure to tobacco, alcohol , drugs, & some infections, low birth wt., heredity & various syndromes. See CHADD.org for more info.

In brief: A neurodevelopmental

Disorder: studies show insufficient circulating Dopamine, a neurochemical, in parts of the brain that inhibit behavior, from changes in structure/function of the Dopamine transporter gene or some of the Dopamine receptor genes.
Risk for adhd increased with prenatal exposure to tobacco, alcohol , drugs, & some infections, low birth wt., heredity & various syndromes. See CHADD.org for more info.
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