Sunday, November 15, 2020



This article discussed ADHD. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a behavioral disorder that develops during childhood and can be characterized by a short attention span, hyperactivity, and little to no impulse control. ADHD runs within families, the genes a person inherits from their parents play a huge role. Some with the disorder, have a hard time with school, work, and relationships with others, due to the fact that the behaviors are severe enough to interfere and cause a lack of attention. ADHD may be caused by a rare gene mutation, a mutation within a single gene is enough to trigger this disorder. Many people in my family have ADHD and it is interesting to see first hand how it may affect their day to day lives and how they do things differently than others, not being able to pay attention for long periods of time or often being forgetful.


  1. It is interesting to know that ADHD is inherited and a mutation of a single gene. A lot of mental disorders are inherited but not fully, environmental factors also play a role in the activation of some mental disorders. I wonder if it is the same concept with ADHD.

  2. I find this post really interesting! As a person with ADHD I have always been interested in the cause of it. For a while scientists have been saying that it could possibly be caused by environmental factors, even though its hereditary. To hear that it is caused by one genetic mutation is truly amazing! I wonder if one day scientists would be able to alter or manipulate this mutation? Awesome article!

  3. With regards to ADHD I had previously thought it was known that it was by heredity but where this article is interesting is with regards to the single gene that actually causes this to occur. It may be interesting to know based on other known neurological disorders if the presence of the ADHD allele has implications and causes other disorders to form, or more or less be more prevalent. To see if the combination of this gene specifically along with other known genetic disorders would be interesting and understanding the overall effects of the combinations. I would not say this is a particularly bad genetic mutation but I think having the information may be a tell-tale with regards to other disorders.