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What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Some chance

There is robust evidence of the genetic heritability of adhd.
Twin studies and family studies point to a genetic heritability of up to 60%. A sibling of a child with adhd has a 3x increase of risk for adhd.

In brief: Some chance

There is robust evidence of the genetic heritability of adhd.
Twin studies and family studies point to a genetic heritability of up to 60%. A sibling of a child with adhd has a 3x increase of risk for adhd.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Slim

The genetic link forvadd is weak if at all.

In brief: Slim

The genetic link forvadd is weak if at all.
Dr. Robert Marvit
Dr. Robert Marvit
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Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology

In brief: ADHD inherited?

There is a genetic component to ADHD.
Some studies have indicated that 1/3 of fathers who have ADHD will have children who also have ADHD. I don't have information on the genetic influence of mothers.

In brief: ADHD inherited?

There is a genetic component to ADHD.
Some studies have indicated that 1/3 of fathers who have ADHD will have children who also have ADHD. I don't have information on the genetic influence of mothers.
Dr. Howard Gurr
Dr. Howard Gurr
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: High

I agree with Dr. Esguerra.
Having a parent with ADHD confers a 70% risk . Even if yours was the primarily inattentive type seen in 70% of girls with ADHD, your child could have one of the other types, as well. (S)he won't contract it; it's not contagious. However, good routines, consistent parenting & modeling problem-solving will help modify the expression of the gene(s).

In brief: High

I agree with Dr. Esguerra.
Having a parent with ADHD confers a 70% risk . Even if yours was the primarily inattentive type seen in 70% of girls with ADHD, your child could have one of the other types, as well. (S)he won't contract it; it's not contagious. However, good routines, consistent parenting & modeling problem-solving will help modify the expression of the gene(s).
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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