Genetics ADHD: is there any genetics behind that?
Hello, everyone! I am very curious about the topic - ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and maybe some of you know the causality relationship between the disorder and genes? Or maybe you know some sources about the topic. Thanks in advance.
Hi! I've read that nowadays a large number of genes are being studied as a cause of ADHD, none have been identified yet, but it's clear that ADHD is a polygenic disorder, i.e. changes in behavior are due to the simultaneous action of several or even many genes, and also that the genes that cause the appearance of ADHD are associated with the metabolism of dopamine. Children with ADHD have lower dopamine concentrations than normal children. Genetic research data on the problem of ADHD is accumulated by the international organization ADHD Molecular Genetics Network. According to geneticists, a significant influence of a genetic factor on changes in cognitive functions and behavior in general as a type of ADHD can be said in about 80% of all cases
@elizaveta-msu Cool. I've heard something like this. But what about other catecholamines like norepinephrine and serotonin?