20 doctors weighed in:
Is add/adhd hereditary?
20 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
16 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is both genetic and multifactorial.

In brief: Yes
It is both genetic and multifactorial.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Often, yes.
There are many factors that contribute to add, and one significant factor is genetics.

In brief: Often, yes.
There are many factors that contribute to add, and one significant factor is genetics.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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