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Avatar n tn So here are thier issues and was wondering if anyone knows if they are connected to an genetic disorder. First the boy...4 years old 50% deaf in both ears, speech problems more to do with oral apraxia, and he has ADHD and poss. ODD. The girl is 2 years old and has 35% hearing loss, low vision, one thumb is trigger set and the other is down around her wrist, and she may get diagnosed with ADHD. Both are very hyper and have several learning issues.
Avatar f tn There is no difference. Officially, only ADHD exists. It comes in three varieties: ADHD predominantly hyperactive, ADHD predominantly inattentive, and ADHD mixed type. In other words, you don't need to be hyperactive in order to be diagnosed as ADHD. The term ADD is merely a popular abbreviation frequently (mis)used to indicate that someone is inattentive and does not display symptoms of hyperactivity.
4194487 tn?1370046144 If my mum has adhd, but I dont have adhd, what are the chances of my child getting adhd? Is it possible?
Avatar f tn Well hello I'm a lil curious , I'm 18 umm my fiancé had ADHD when he was younger he doesn't take medication for it anymore and he doesn't act that wild he has his moments tho he's in the army now doing very good , so I was wondering if my baby would have it ??
Avatar m tn I have ADHD is that effecting my growth or is my pinis not normal
Avatar f tn And I would think about genetic counseling to help you evaluate the possibility of genetic links. I personally do not have the professional expertise to do that. I can also recommend that you check out the BCBA website and consider the services of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst if you needs further assistance with your son's behavior.
Avatar n tn It is possible as there is a strong genetic link, but I have never seen a study giving the percentage chances. And it is a few years before that should become an issue. I would spend my time learning about ADHD so that you can better understand what your boyfriend has been going through. One site that you both might enjoy is this adult site for AD/HD - http://jeffsaddmind.
Avatar f tn According to researches funded by the National Institutes of Health, people with disorders such as autism, ADHD, bipolar disorders, major depression and schizophrenia share some of the same genetic risk factors. and have suspect genetic variation at the same four chromosomal sites. Hope this helps.Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Makes me wonder if you were misdiagnosed? But to answer your question, there is a strong genetic base for ADHD. But it is far, far from a certainty. I believe that there is a better chance she will not get it (if you did have ADHD), then getting it. But even if she gets it - you are experienced in dealing with it (hopefully). But more important, the medical profession is much more experienced in dealing with it.
Avatar f tn t think that it has to be the same mental illness through the genetic pool...I think it can diversify.....like bipolar, ADHD and so on...panic attacks in one person, unipolar depression in another.....you know? That is just my opinion.
4194487 tn?1370046144 Yes it is genetic, my husband has adhd n as far as i know he has 2 brothers with it too, but i have 3 kids n another in the way n my 3 do not have it.
Avatar f tn Hi. My 8 year old son has Autism and adhd. He is taking Vyvanse for his adhd and has just got started in occupational therapy and sees a psychologist monthly. When they evaluated him fot ot they said he has the mental capacity of a 4 to 5 year old and the psychologist is going to put him on a mood stabalizer either abilify or resperdil when he goes back to see her.
Avatar f tn Just wondering if anyone has Adhd as well as Chairi and if they take meds for it. I had my son whos 9yr at the peaditrican yesterday. My son has a dx of Autism and ADHD given before his Chairi and syringomyelia was discovered. He had decompression surgery last July. He had been taking adhd meds prior to surgery but stopped When he had the surgery. Pysch would not give them afer surgery in case they masked any neuro symtoms.
Avatar n tn REFERRING TO MY QUESTION PREVIOUSLY, THE ONLY ANSWER FOR THIS MOTHER SEEMS TO BE DRUGS FOR ADHD AND ADD BECAUSE THIS CHILD HAS NOT EVEN BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A CONDITION WHEN ITS CLEARLY OBVIOUS THAT SHE HAS ONE. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS A GENE TEST THAT WOULD CONFIRM IF THE CHILDS MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE GENETICALLY TRANSFERRED.
Avatar n tn What is the effect of a stimulant on ADHD. For instance, it seems to me that ADD/ADHD are disorders caused by overstimulation, rather than understimulation. Therefore the use of Dexadrine to treat ADD or ADHD would only worsen the problem; although it is obvious that it is a very good treatment. To sum my question up: What is the actual neurological effect of the stimulants, in particular, Dexadrine?
Avatar n tn While ADHD is a behavioral disorder said to be genetic or environmental in origin. There are not enough studies showing their direct relationship. However, nortriptyline, can help manage both conditions. Migraine headaches can also be managed with medications and avoiding the triggers that cause the migraine. Check with your doctor for proper management, Take care and best regards.
Avatar f tn So my degree is in psychology. This requires a lot of classes that are medical based. I can tell you that there's no definitive research to support that add/adhd is genetic. Not saying it isn't, but the evidence isn't there yet. Add/adhd is also highly over diagnosed in my professional opinion, so even if it "runs in the family" I would not base any of that on your babies chances.
Avatar n tn Having bipolar disorder myself, I usually check into this sort of thing. The last I heard they suspect a genetic link as mental illnesses do seem to run in families, but that doesn't mean that your son will definitely have it. For instance, my paternal great grandmother either had schizophrenia or bipolar type I (It's hard to determine since I never knew her and only have stories to go off of, and nothing was diagnosed since this was pre-psychiatric help being normal.).
1713197 tn?1308519712 My 5yr old daughter is DX'ed with a rare eye disorder (actually a couple disorders wrapped into one) called ''ocular melanosis with episcleral pigment & diffuse iris nevus''. Her right eye is about 80% affected & her left eye is developing 2 spots as well. She is also DX'ed with ADHD-combined, ODD, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, mild verbal apraxia, & ''disorder of infancy, childhood, or adolescence NOS''.
Avatar n tn It is interesting to me that these conditions all involve muscles, impulsivity, weakening of control, and seem to involve the same area of the brain. I realize ADHD has a genetic component. Is it coincidence that the genetic history is so intertwined with the dopamine issue? The sensory issues and TLE have me curious. The differences between temporal lobe ADHD and TLE are difficult for me to distinguish as well.
Avatar f tn At least some of ADHD is genetic. I have seen some studies indicating that the environment can also have a big effect. I have never seen any chart that predicts the chances of your child getting it, if a parent has it. It can certainly skip a generation. One child of the family may have it and another may not - or everybody can have it.
Avatar n tn It is interesting to me that these conditions all involve muscles, impulsivity, weakening of control, and seem to involve the same area of the brain. I realize ADHD has a genetic component. Is it coincidence that the genetic history is so intertwined with the dopamine issue? The sensory issues and TLE have me curious. The differences between temporal lobe ADHD and TLE are difficult for me to distinguish as well.
Avatar n tn It is interesting to me that these conditions all involve muscles, impulsivity, weakening of control, and seem to involve the same area of the brain. I realize ADHD has a genetic component. Is it coincidence that the genetic history is so intertwined with the dopamine issue? The sensory issues and TLE have me curious. The differences between temporal lobe ADHD and TLE are difficult for me to distinguish as well.
Avatar f tn Well, add is different then adhd. But both have a very strong genetic link. You really have given no examples of what he does, so I really have no clue as to if he has it or not - except for the genetic link. But, any thing you can do to get him outside and run around after school will really help with the restless problem leading up to dinner time. How are his sleep habits?
Avatar n tn I realize ADHD has a genetic component. Is it coincidence that the genetic history is so intertwined with the dopamine issue? The sensory issues and TLE have me curious. The differences between temporal lobe ADHD and TLE are difficult for me to distinguish as well. Has anyone researched the relationships of the disorders to dopamine, and documented a commonality? : : I apologize for the length of this post, but this puzzle has me baffled, and my son's future is important. Thank you.