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Will all my kids have aspergers syndrome id one already does?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Higher Risk: If you have one child wtih asperger's syndrome, there is a higher risk of another child having similar problems compared to the general population. However, the chances are still much greater that your other children will not have the same problem. You would also want to be aware of an increased risk of adhd and anxiety-related problems in your other children.
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: No. There is definitely a genetic link but it is not 1:1. Here is an overview of my take on the spectrum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Meet with geneticist: At a listed age of 52, with one kid having Aspergers, I would suggest you meet with a clinical geneticist. They could explore the family tree on both sides & provide you with information many issues & on the genetic understanding of these disorders. Many are found to have small errors in their gene code that are found by specialized testing.As research identifies more data we can provide you more
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