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Are all babies born with ADHD features, and only those who don't outgrow it become diagnosed as adhd?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: Wow
Adhd is an inherited neurobiologic disorder of executive brain function.
It's there at conception, worsened by prenatal nicotine, alcohol, drug or marijuana exposure. Worsened by premature birth (<38 weeks) distressed birth or neonatal stress. The features of adhd require the ability to assess executive brain function so the patient needs to be at least 4 yo for an accurate diagnosis.

In brief: Wow
Adhd is an inherited neurobiologic disorder of executive brain function.
It's there at conception, worsened by prenatal nicotine, alcohol, drug or marijuana exposure. Worsened by premature birth (<38 weeks) distressed birth or neonatal stress. The features of adhd require the ability to assess executive brain function so the patient needs to be at least 4 yo for an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
In brief: No
Adhd, add, tourette and various degrees of behavior are all abnormally acquired.
My hard won experience in practice over 54 years has proved to me that the all too common standard american diet (sad) and the free use of sugar, pop, ice cream etc. Is a major cause affecting millions of our children. Add to that industrial pollution and you have a nightmare situation.

In brief: No
Adhd, add, tourette and various degrees of behavior are all abnormally acquired.
My hard won experience in practice over 54 years has proved to me that the all too common standard american diet (sad) and the free use of sugar, pop, ice cream etc. Is a major cause affecting millions of our children. Add to that industrial pollution and you have a nightmare situation.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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