Adhd hereditary

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Avatar n tn Yes, ADHD is Hereditary. However, it is not unusual for only one child in a family to have it. Or to even skip a generation or for neither parents to have it, but an Uncle, etc. Point, being - your child might or might not have it. However, if your child has it - it does not condemn him/her to going through what you went through. Chances are your parents had no clue what ADHD was and that effected how you were treated.
4194487 tn?1370049744 Is ADHD/ADD hereditary? My mother, and brother has ADHD, my sister has ADD. Me and my dad are the only ones without it. My boyfriend doesnt have either, could my baby get ADHD or ADD even though my boyfriend or I dont have it?
Avatar f tn Because there is a strong hereditary link a person may be predisposed to getting adhd or bipolar, it's a factor but not a guaranteed outcome. ( I hope I understood it correctly) I'll never know if my children were just unlucky but having both illnesses myself has hopefully given me the best chance of supporting them as they grow. My husband doesn't have either illness. Please try not to worry continuously, getting information is always a good idea but please try to enjoy your pregnancy too.
Avatar f tn Before I had children I didn't think ADHD was a real disorder. So u can imagine when all 3 children was diagnosed with adhd it was a real slap in the face. They got it from they father side. An I would of never guessed in a million years it was passed from parents to children. I have learned to love them for them. They not perfect some days are a challenge but its always neat to see the perspective they see things.
Avatar f tn e take are gone, which means they were probably never there, I'm very disorganized in that, wehen I set out to do something, I'm easily distracted and get side tracked and then within minutes have forgotten what I'd ever intended to do in the first place. Now, the last thing, I'll blame on my ADHD because, well, that's what got me diagnosed in the first place :) I'm not AFRAID of being schizophrenic or biupolar, I'm just worried 'I wont get medicated in time. in regards to my bipolar fear.
Avatar m tn As far as I know being a a sexual predator is not hereditary (at least compared to something like ADHD). It is usually a learned condition. Since she has never met grandpa, there is no way that she could have been influenced by him. Does she have problems with other playmates or only her close relatives?
Avatar f tn The types of things to consider are family histories of developmental delay, depression and mental illness, learning disorder or disabilities including dyslexia, OCD, ADHD, self harm, eating disorders etc. Unfortunately, or fortunately, none of us can meet our future children and experience them before we decided whether to have them or not.
Avatar n tn My 5 year old is mildly Autistic with Obessive Compulsive Disorder and my 3 year old has ADHD with a speech impairment. With my family history should I be concerned with the Autism and ADHD leading to schizophrenic behavior? Should I be concerned for myself also? If so, what are the warning signs?
Avatar f tn All of the things that you have listed - I have seen in ADHD kids. What you need to do is to start to research what ADHD is and how to deal with the consequences of it. Understanding ADHD really makes a big difference in how you deal with the child. I mentioned the following books in a post below. Its worth your time to check them out. - "ADHD and Me, What I learned from lighting fires at the dinner table," by Blake Taylor.
Avatar n tn Kind of puzzles me since these are pretty common tendencies among adults with ADHD who have not had any help. Anyway to answer your question. ADHD/ADD is hereditary. So there is a possible connection. However the key is Knowledge. Knowing what you got and how to deal with it - changes everything. Your dad easily could have gone through school at a time when there was little help - or had parents that didn't believe in things like ADHD.
Avatar f tn Allmymarbles is correct when she says the younger son, "takes his cues for behavior from the older one." But ADHD is hereditary! So both could easily have it. Age is important. Schools are probably not the best source of testing for autism - simply because it is usually diagnosed before the child is in school - thus the schools don't tend to have enough experience. A pediatric psychiatrist is probably your best bet.
Avatar f tn Hi my son is 11 yrs old and was diagnosed with adhd when he was 5-6 yrs old. I was told recently the left side of his heart is enlarged. I was told its level 3 and he needs more tests. I was also told to keep him off all stimulants. Im freakin out, is this as serious as it sounds? Does adhd meds like concerta cause this condition ?
Avatar f tn I was first diagnosed with BPD as a kid and took a very tiresome treatment for 8 yrs which did nothing much to help me. Recently another doc daignosed me with ADHD and wants me to undergo treatment. I am really not that optimistic about taking treatment for long long time again. I do have symptoms of ADHD and also of BPD. I really dont know what to do. I am feeling scared a little more depressed than I usually am when I think about my issue. Should I take the treatment?
Avatar n tn She has a big problem listening when asked to do something, and even at bath time she whines about everything.
Avatar n tn he sees the same dr so he knows the history and the troubles of my other children. after knowledge of adhd being hereditary in many cases, my problem has been diagnosing and starting medication. after many packets and pages of questionnaires, he scores well above the qualifying standards. the problem starts with the role of his teacher. her scores are just below qualifying standards. he won't diagnose or treat without the teachers scores. says he can't go on parents and family opinions.
Avatar n tn I have read that this condition is hereditary. Could my son, who exhibits so much of the same behavior, be suffering from the same condition? Should I consult a doctor about his behavior?
Avatar n tn My niece, and two of my kids have this and ADHD. It is believed to be a seratonin issue (brain chemical) and often hereditary. He should be put on one of the seratonin meds to relieve these symtoms. These are anxiety meds like Zoloft. My daughters symptoms went away quickly my son need a pretty high dose because his symptoms were more severe. The tricky part in this is the ADHD because the ADHD meds can make OCD symtoms worse! They are stimulants. Try only the seratonin med first.
Avatar n tn Kids who are affected often appear/are diagnosed with ADHD and with treatment many no longer experience the ADHD symptoms. Sleep deprivation in kids and adults can cause horrific 'hallucinations' (half-dreams, basically) as well. There are a number of studies on these effects and they know so much more, but it's important to have the screening done; you can't tell just by watching them sleep.
Avatar f tn Some people have suggested ADHD for my son (he's only 3 and has not been fully evaluated yet because of his young age), he has problems with others, and acts out when he's in groups with other kids - so I'm not sure its ADHD, I think its more dealing with people. Does she play well at the park, or like at an art class or something with other kids. It would be interesting to see if she's okay in outside situations. Gradually bring her into larger groups and stuff.
1415407 tn?1389258533 There was a Danish study recently published which linked prenatal exposure of acetaminophen (Tylenol) to increased risks of developing ADHD/Autism. Please don't take my word for it though and avoid using it altogether since the benefits outweigh the risks if you have a fever, but I encourage everyone to google it and do your own research.
Avatar n tn My daughter has diagnosised with ADHD at age four, I was apprehensive to start her on stimulant drugs. Once she started school, I knew we would have to place her on medication in order for her to learn anything in class due to her zero attention span and focus abililty. At age 5 she begain taking Adderall. This increased her focus abilities but later she developed GI issues. Now she is taking 40mg of Vyvanse.
Avatar n tn My son is 10 years old. He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5. He had to repeat kindergarten. At that time, we had him tested in school. He has had an IEP since then. He is in special resource classes for reading and math. His handwriting is very poor and his fine motor skills are very poor. The school did more testing this last school year and found that his IQ is 62. I know his sister (from another mother) has Asperger syndrome. Can this be something that is hereditary?
12451 tn?1210020005 I need some help my 9 year old daughter had been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD (Oposition Defiant Disorder) and I'm losing my mind. She has seen numerous psychyotrists(sp) and I can't seem to find out how to help her. She is very hateful, to me her siblings and such. She doesnt like to be told to do anything, most of the time when she gets home from school she stays in her room if she is not fighting with her brother and sister.
Avatar n tn How do i know if my 5 year old has ADHD.
6658361 tn?1384720951 You do have reasons for concern since ADHD is hereditary. But, if neither your or his dad have it, your chances would go down. The best thing that you can do is to learn about ADHD, so if by chance that your child does wind up with it - you are able to help your child become all that they are meant to be.
Avatar f tn My hubby and i both has ADHD and are 29 weeks pregnant can are baby have ADHD to
7087196 tn?1389309719 I can help a lot with ADHD. If it does seem more like ADHD or if you wish more info on ADHD, please post back here or over here - where I am also the CL. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is defined as a heart rate increase of more than 30 beats per minute after more than three minutes of standing upright. People with POTS have problems maintaining homeostasis when changing position say from sitting to standing position. This is diagnosed by the tilt table test. A hyperkinetic circulation characterized by increased cardiac output and decreased arterial pressure and peripheral resistance.
Avatar n tn I know for a fact that anxiety/panic is hereditary as my dad and brother both have it and were told that most disorders are hereditary...but then again,who knows? We are constantly being pushed and pulled in all directions nowadays. No one can agree on anything. Dr.A says one thing and Dr.B says the opposite. I have ADD/ADHD and now,because my 18 month old doesn't sleep through the night and he plays like he's the energizer bunny,his pediatrician wants to label him as having it as well.