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Is ADHD/ADD hereditary?  My mother, and brother has ADHD, my sister has ADD. Me and my dad are the only ones without it. My boyfriend doesnt have either, could my baby get ADHD or ADD even though my boyfriend or I dont have it?
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Yes it is genetic, my husband has adhd n as far as i know he has 2 brothers with it too, but i have 3 kids n another in the way n my 3 do not have it. Try not to worry about it n ur child does end up having it, focus on more of what u can do to help n dont question urself as to why
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Here is a link to help u. Hope this helps http://************.com/lib/2007/causes-of-attention-deficit-disorder-adhd/
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Ok it would not show sorry but google adhd genetics
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I have heard yes but my sons doctor says no. He says all of the bright flashing toys and sounds and the TV and stuff make kids ADHD. He also says that a hyper kid is a smart kid. I personally agree that we make our children ADHD to some extent. I would just do some research and educate yourskef
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Yes it is genetics! I have it both my brothers also have it..my dad and uncles do as well..also depression and anxiety!
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