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JCU researcher deems ADHD a real medical condition

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a real medical condition, not merely poor behaviour. That's the message from Dr Helen Boon, a researcher at James Cook University. Whether ADHD is caused by nature or nurture, or a bit of both, is still to be determined, but having this neurological starting point drains the issue of dogmatic speculation and gives it a scientific framework.

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