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.
Avatar n tn I have a 3 yr old daughter, she has a big attitude, when told NO she throws a fit, screams, and sometimes will throw things, beat on the door when told to go play in her room, I have a big issues with putting her on timeout she acts out a lot when in timeout, She will jump up and down and whine,She whines instead of using her words. She has a big problem listening when asked to do something, and even at bath time she whines about everything.
4194487 tn?1370046144 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?
6658361 tn?1384717351 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 t progress into either illness. 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.
Avatar n tn 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. Sometimes ADHD can be solved with only this. You need a good Neuropsychologist here for the Tourettes/ADHD. They are the brain chemical experts. Not a Neurologist. Insist on an MRI w/ your Neurologist though!
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.
Avatar f tn My hubby and i both has ADHD and are 29 weeks pregnant can are baby have ADHD to
Avatar f tn Several members in my family have either bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Now, I've recently found out that I have Tardive Dyskinesia, which is fine, I don't really care. but what bugs me out is that I'm haveing the same symptoms as my uncle who is severely bipolar and schizophrenic.
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 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.
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 Thank you sasa28!!!! Its crap I limit my intake, but have taken tylenol and my kids are fine!
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 f tn magazine, of all things, there is an article on organophosphates and ADHD. ADHD has also been associated with thyroid disorder, and runs in my family. That's why I Googled the connection. I had neuropathy and other neurological symptoms after exposure to a neighbor's illegal spraying of trees and a "mold abatement" in my home. Now I have a thyroid problem. I wish you and your son very good luck.
Avatar f tn These can be eyeblinking, stretching of the face, shaking the head, sniffing, throat clearing, grunting, etc. It is more common in boys with onset usually between 2 and 10 years of age. ADHD and/or OCD may be associated with Tourette’s. The cause of Tourette’s is most likely hereditary involving alteration in the dopamine neurotransmission of the brain. It is not due to nerve damage/muscle injury.
Avatar m tn It's hereditary in my family as well. I have a half brother who's bi polar, 2 aunts with schizophrenia, and an aunt and uncle who committed suicide. I have a son with rampant ADHD. It seems that I got off lightly with random bouts of depression. It's all down to brain chemistry as a lot of these conditions revolve around seretonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. For me, after 25 years of suffering, an antidepressant was the answer.
7087196 tn?1389306119 t know much about working with Bipolar. 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 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 n tn RE: Do I have ADD? I believe it's imperative to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist to be diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. School teachers are just flat-out unqualifed to diagnose a student based on their layman's observations. I'm of the opinion of most in the field who believe that this disorder can be hereditary. My mother and father were both ADHD, although they were never diagnosed as such. My mother is a psychologist and my late father was a M.D.
1553902 tn?1294293321 my six year old son was diagnosed with adhd but i have been looking up things on bipolar disorder and he also has the signs of this disorder and all i want to do is get to the problem of what is going on with my son, i am having a difficult time dealing with it i dont know what to do i am at my wits end.
590454 tn?1218808836 my son is 10 and has adhd odd, ptsd, and a blood disorder and now trich (hair puller). His outbursts have gotten the best of me sometimes and are easier at others. i have talked with several physicans about the options of medications. So far when i even mention the fact of a mood stablizer, it is almost as if i am shunned from that idea. I am suppose to see the physican again today. Is there really such a thing for children these days? what about behavior therapy???
Avatar f tn why is it if we take adderall we feel normal? I feel like im too old to become adhd. Does ADHD and/or adderall sometimes go hand in hand with major depression?
Avatar n tn My father had ms, and im just wondering if ms was hereditary in any of your cases?