Questions About Genetics
Evidence suggests that ADHD is genetic and is passed down from parent to child. ADHD seems to run in at least some families. There are also environmental factors that play a role including nutrition.
MyHappyGenes is dedicated to helping individuals achieve healthy outcomes through knowledge of DNA and Genetics. By understanding your DNA you can better understand your health outcomes. Here are a couple of articles we have written on that subject.
How Genes and Behavior are Linked
Behavior is defined as a reaction to stimuli, whether internal or external, that create a certain response. Genes can motivate this response based on the interactions within the cell, tissue, organ, and organism. So what does this mean to you?
Genetics of Attention issues (ADD/ADHD)
ADHD is primarily a hereditary disorder. Despite there being a strong genetic link, having ADHD doesn’t automatically mean you’ll suffer from symptoms or pass it onto your children. This is because it is a combination of genes and environmental factors that determine whether you or your child will develop ADD or ADHD. Many times the genes are inactive due to diet or upbringing.