Theoretical Paper

Causes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Author: Andrei - Cristian Moise
Private Practice, Clinical Psychology, Bucharest, Romania

In this paper we aimed to discuss about a controversial topic: the causes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. To achieve this objective we made a synthesis of the most relevant research. The etiology is discussed in the literature in the field of genetics; the exact causes have not been yet fully elucidated. ADHD seems to come from a combination of several genetic and environmental factors that alter brain developing.

Keywords: ADHD, environmental factors, genetic factors, executive functions, epidemiological factors, adults, childhood