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Essay heading: ADHD Common in Children and Adults
 
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The reticular activating system is the attention center of the brain and center for motivation. A complex collection of neurons serve as a point of convergence as signals from the external world to the interior environment. This system is capable of generating dynamic effects on the activity of the frontal lobes, cerebral cortex, and motor activity centers of the brain...
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Research in genetics has shown that ADD and ADHD are genetically related, an imbalance in chemicals that regulate the efficiency with which the brain controls behavior. Also, ADD and ADHD may be acquired through various conditions that may cause damage to the brain. During pregnancy and child birth these may include the use of drugs during a pregnancy, toxemia, and prematurity...
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