Furthermore, the combination of middle- or lower-class socioeconomic position with maternal gestational diabetes had an additive effect on outcomes. Other factors, such as a baby’s medical problems following birth, atopic eczema, or maternal smoking during pregnancy also contributed significantly to risk of ADHD. Schmitt and Romanos did offer some good news: breastfeeding reduced risk. "Modification of these environmental risk factors by evidence-based prevention programs may help to decrease the burden of ADHD,” they concluded.
For more in Psychiatric News about the origins of ADHD, click here and here. See also a new study in AJP in Advance here.
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