ADHD is not inherited from fathers as previously believed

Is ADHD Inherited From Fathers?

For a few years, a theory proposed that children diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) were inheriting this disorder from their fathers. This theory was based on two observations. Firstly, it was becoming increasingly clear from hundreds of population studies that ADHD is very likely to be an inherited disorder. The evidence has been growing for decades, and …