“We think of it as a physiologically based condition,” says Dr. Melhim Restum, a psychologist with ADDapt Michigan in Sterling Heights. “Most of us in the field believe it is a genetic predisposition, passed down to a person through heredity – except in really rare cases where some things can happen during pregnancy or birth that cause physiological conditions that lead to the disorder.”

Read more from Dr. Restum’s feature in Metro Parent Magazine