Cardiff University scientists explain ADHD breakthrough

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

Scientists from Cardiff University, writing in The Lancet, said the disorder was a brain problem like autism - not due to bad parenting.

Anita Thapa, professor of child and adolesence psychiatry at Cardiff, said the discovery was an exciting breakthrough.

Study 'finds ADHD genetic link'

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