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Is ADHD or add heriditary?

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 more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Is add/adhd hereditary?

Is add/adhd hereditary?

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 more

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How do add and ADHD differ?

How do add and ADHD differ?

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 term that includes Attention Deficit Disorder and hyperactivity. It is now modified by saying of the inattentive subtype of combined type. ...Read more

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When does add turn into adhd?

When does add turn into adhd?

Hyperactivity: the term ADHD is confusing because only 25% of children with ADD are hyperactive.. It was better when the term was ADD and if the child was hyperactive, adding the letter H at the end, ADD-H. ...Read more

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ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive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 more

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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

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 more

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Can you have both add and adhd?

Yes: Add is the outdated term for adhd. The current attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or adhd, has 3 sub-types. It includes predominantly hyperactive, predominantly inattentive and a combination of the two. ...Read more

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Could my child have ADHD or add?

Could my child have ADHD or add?

Speak to your doctor: You have not provided descriptive information. The best place to start is with your child's pediatrician. Let him or her know your concerns and a description of your child's behavior and activity level. In addition, if your child is in school, get information about performance, ability to focus and attend and effect of classroom distractions. ...Read more

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What to expect for adhd/add test?

Answers: If you did not have ADHD as a child and have not had a brain injury or infection, it is unlikely you have traditional ADHD. However, there are many conditions that can mimic the effects of ADHD. Thorough testing may indicate what the issues are and hopefully point you in the direction of help for them. ...Read more

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What's the difference of add and adhd?

What's the difference of add and adhd?

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 more

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