Is hyperactivity genetic?


There is evidence to suggest that hyperactivity may have a genetic component. Research has shown that children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are more likely to have close family members who also have ADHD, and that the disorder tends to run in families.

However, genetics alone cannot fully explain hyperactivity. Environmental factors such as prenatal exposure to toxins, childhood experiences, and parenting styles may also play a role.

It is important to note that not everyone who has ADHD or exhibits hyperactivity has a genetic predisposition. Other factors such as brain injuries, medical conditions, and medication side effects can also cause hyperactivity.

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