ADHD may have been an evolutionary advantage, research suggests

This report by Nicola Davis has been published in The Guardian. It begins:

“Traits common to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as distractibility or impulsivity, might have been an evolutionary advantage for our ancestors by improving their tactics when foraging for food, researchers have said.

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms including impulsiveness, disorganisation and difficulty focusing. While estimates of prevalence have varied, diagnoses have been rising in many countries, including the UK.

Now, researchers say while some of these traits tend to be viewed negatively, they might have helped people seek out new patches for foraging …”

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