All in the Family: ADHD

You know the saying “All in the family.” You’ve heard the saying: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” 

So, your child has just been diagnosed with ADHD.  Looking back over your life,  you’ve started to wonder whether ADD might explain the challenges you’ve always faced….

You’re actually among a large number of parents who only discover the roots of their own struggles when they reach out to get help for their struggling children.

It’s no surprise: although the exact “causes” of ADHD are not known with certainty, it is clear that ADHD has a strong genetic component. Experts think that genes controlling levels of neurotransmitters (chemicals transmitting signals) in the brain are different in those with ADD than without.

“All in the ADHD family: Diagnosis in kids can spotlight parents’ own condition” is a news segment aired on Rock Center with Brian Williams that shares the story of
several adults diagnosed after learning their children had AHDH.

Watch it here.

Photo Credits: Ambro & stock photo, freedigitalphoto.net

Posted in ADD, ADHD, adult diagnosis, family, genetics

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