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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes: It is both genetic and multifactorial.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Adhd is highly hereditable. The incidence of adhd is about 5% of population. Identical twins have a concordance of >80% (if one twin has adhd, it's >8 ... Read More
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Often, yes.: There are many factors that contribute to add, and one significant factor is genetics.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
26 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Adhd has a very strong hereditary component. That means that in most cases it tends to run in families. However, in some cases adhd can be the result ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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No: The real underlying causes of add/adhd symptoms may be hereditary such as allergies, thyroid problems and even low blood sugar.
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Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not single disorder: Adhd can have a variety of causes. Heredity is well established as one factor, with a strong tendency for it to run in males. However, genetics is o ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
35 years experience Neurology
Definition ADHD type: Bascially splitting hairs in the definitions included as adhd. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders adhd classifcation includes 3 types, adhd-i ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Hyperactivity: ADD is an older term used for attetnion deficit disorder. Hyperactivity was an add on for the 25% of children who also have hyperactivity. ADHD is a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Hyperactivity: Add is used when kids are only inattentive and impulsive but not hyperactive.Generally hyperactivity tends to decrease with age .Less common in adults ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The actual term is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which encompasses the various types. These include the following subtypes: Predominantl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Add is the outdated term for adhd. The current attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or adhd, has 3 sub-types. It includes predominantly hyperact ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Certainly these diagnoses have been applied to kids. You provide no background information on which to base an opinion about a specific issue. If you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
43 years experience Palliative Care
Counseling and meds.: If you screen "positive" for adhd" your physician may explore your "problems" further such as several other coexisting conditions. You may need to be ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
45 years experience Child Psychiatry
YES: Add is simply a shortened way to say adhd. The official diagnosis is adhd & then clinician specifies subtype based on symptom presentation. A skilled ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
45 years experience Child Psychiatry
YES: Add is simply a shortened way to say adhd. The official diagnosis is adhd & then clinician specifies subtype based on symptom presentation. A skilled ... Read More
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