You're potentially at increased risk of ADHD if:

  • You have blood relatives (such as a parent or sibling) with ADHD or another mental health disorder
  • Your mother smoked, drank alcohol or used drugs during pregnancy
  • Your mother was exposed to environmental poisons — such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) — during pregnancy
  • As a child, you were exposed to environmental toxins — such as lead, found mainly in paint and pipes in older buildings
  • You were born prematurely
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