Professor Anita Thapar
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ADHD genetic link 'removes stigma'

The first direct evidence of a genetic link to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has been found, a study says.

Lead investigator Professor Anita Thapar said that research shows that the disorder was a brain problem like autism - not due to bad parenting or diet.

At least 2% of children in the UK are thought to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

  • 30 Sep 2010
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