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Is Adhd Or Add Heriditary
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 of injuries to an infant during pregnancy as a result of the use of alcohol or tobacco by the pregnant mother. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 >80% likely the other will). Full blood siblings have a rate of 35%, parent to child rate is 20%, if both parents are adhd, the child rate is closer to 50%. Faraone sv, biederman j, milberger s. An exploratory study of adhd among second-degree relative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Old vs new: Add was the designation for the disorder in the dsm-iiir, while the current (dsm-iv tr) & only approved designation is ad/hd, (enter subtype here). There are five designations: 1) adhd, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type. 2) adhd, predominantly inattentive type. 3) adhd, combined type. 4) ad/hd persistent into adulthood. 5) ad/hd, not otherwise specified. http://www.ritalindeath.co. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same brain area: The main difference between add and adhd is the h - hyperactivity. Hyperactivity is a feature that can occur with attention deficit disorder. Some people have it, others don't. We see hyperactivity more in boys, whereas inattention occurs more in girls. The core of adhd is the inattention and impulsivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None. : These are merely diagnostic labels imposed by the dsm(diagnostic & statistical manual of amer psych acad). Current nomenclature is that everybody is "ad/hd" with some variation of intensity. Next dsm up will drop adhd label in favor oc something else. It's just a name. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluation: You should have a formal evalaution. Start with your primary care doctor. If nothing is found that may mimic aDHD symptoms get a neuropsychological evaluation. Adult ADD usually grows out of childhood ADD. If you did not have ADD as a child, have not had a brain injury or brain infection, it is unlikely you have ADD. There are many conditions that mimic symptoms of ADD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 child or adult clinician (psychiatrist, neurologist, pediatrician, psychologist, & others) will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and recommend a mutlifacted treatment. A good source of info is additude magazine: http://www.Additudemag.Com/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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