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can adhd or add be passed on from parent to child

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can adhd or add be passed on from parent to child
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  DrOAB replied 7 years ago.

DearCustomer

 

Heredity is thought to be a factor in ADHD. ADHD tends to run in families. About one in four children with ADHD have at least one relative with the disorder. As an example, a fair number of the pediatric ADHD patients in my practice have a parent with an ADD or ADHD diagnosis.

 

ADHD reference: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/adhd/DS00275

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