Simply put, the etiology of ADHD is complex and can involve multiple causes. To date, all of the major ones fall in the realm of neurology and genetics (biological causation) with no evidence that social factors alone can account for the condition. However, there is some evidence that a few social factors (chronic stress, global adversity) might interact with genetic liability to the disorder to exacerbate it.
Has your child recently been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) or other developmental challenges? Has therapy such as counseling, reading instruction, occupational therapy, or speech therapy been recommended?