Spotlight on ADHD and autism
Around 3% of the population have such problems with concentration or loss of control that they are classified as having ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, to give it its full name, roughly means problems with attentiveness and overactivity. No one knows for sure what causes autism, but using methods such as gene mapping, researchers are getting closer to an answer. To provide individuals who have autism with the best possible support, researchers are now trying to detect autism as early as possible, even among infants.