ADHD Causes and Diagnosis

Causes of ADHD:

  • Neurological: an imbalance of certain neurotransmitters in the brain

  • Biochemical: a deficiency in Prostaglandins E1, E3 (PE1,PE3)

  • An 80% genetic condition

Who can Diagnose ADHD?

  • Neurologists

  • Paediatricians

  • Developmental paediatricians

  • GPs who are experienced in ADHD

An educational psychologist may do a screening assessment before referring to one of the above-mentioned medical practitioners who may then confirm the diagnosis.

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