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ADHD May Be An Epigenetic Disorder, New Study Finds

New study results suggest that ADHD could be hereditary. Although there is no known cause of ADHD, one theory involves the impact of endo-disrupting chemicals or EDCs, which have the power to alter DNA. In a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, a group of older women who received a powerful (and now banned) EDC during pregnancy now are more likely than the general population to have a grandchild with ADHD. Although more study is needed, the results hint that ADHD may be an epigenetic disorder.