The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among young children has always perplexed researchers across the world. As per reports, a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Ohio State University has observed a possible association between genetic mutation and an individual’s comprehensive ability.
Further, the study factored the impact of environment, be it of school or home, to reveal that genetics plays a vital role in building reading ability rather than mathematics ability.
For the study, the team probed the association of genetic mutation and its impact on reading and math’s ability of 271 pairs of 10-year-old identical and fraternal twins. Following the study, the team observed a similar pattern of comprehensive ability in the twins.
Responding to the preliminary study, Lee A. Thompson, chair of Case Western Reserve University’s Psychological Sciences Department, claimed, “The majority of the twins used in the study don’t have ADHD. We are looking at the continuum of the behavioral symptoms of ADHD – looking at individual differences”.
Meanwhile, Associate Professor Wendy Oddy, of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, Australia, has asserted that indulging in regular exercise, for at least twice a week, can prove to be effective against ADHD.