- ADHD (attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness) prevalent developmental disorder, associated with a range of long-term impairments.
- DNA methylation – it’s a chemical process that moderates the expression of genes.
- DNA methylation at birth (across a number of genes – mostly involved in brain development processes and metabolism of fatty-acids) was associated with a high and chronic trajectory of ADHD traits in children.
- However, none of them are still linked via DNA methylation at age 7 (seven).
- It suggests that birth may be a critical period for these genes to be associated with later ADHD traits.
- Prescribed drug (Methylphenidate – often sold under the FDA approved brand names Ritalin, Daytrana and Concerta) for ADHD in children may lead to higher risk for heart rhythm problems and arrhythmia.
- Experts usually urge parents to be mindful of the child’s health history and your family history when seeking out a treatment for ADHD.
- It’s important that general public, who may not be from science background, should keep themselves well-informed of latest happening in scientific sector.
- More research studies on ADHD will help to optimize intervention (including, but not limited to, dietary supplements related to fatty-acid metabolism).