ADHD Risk Factors Directory
Is it possible to prevent a child from having ADHD? Very little is known about what causes ADHD, or what can be done to prevent it. ADHD tends to run in families, and there are genetic traits that may affect the functioning of brain areas that control attention. There are unresolved questions as to whether pesticides and other chemicals might lead to ADHD. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about potential ADHD causes, prevention of ADHD, and ADHD risk factors.
What Causes ADHD
Do we know what causes ADHD? Find out what is known about the genetic connection as well as the effects of lifestyle, the environment, prenatal care, and injury.
ADHD and Substance Abuse
Are people with ADHD at higher risk of alcohol and drug abuse? WebMD examines the link.
ADHD and Stress
Can ADHD cause stress, or vice versa? WebMD examines the link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and stress in children, teens, and adults.
Find out how good prenatal and medical care can help you reduce the chances of ADHD. Discover the importance of a balanced diet, good parenting skills, and early childhood learning to help kids focus in school.