ADHD

Question
Posted by: Maggie | 2009/05/07

Q.

Second child with ADD

My daughter of 11 was diagnosed with ADD a few years ago, and is dong wonderfully in main stream schooling after being in a special needs school for two years. My son is now 6, and his teacher called me describing the same problem as his sister. What is my odds having two with the same problem?

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert

Dear Maggie,
The chances are quite high. ADD has a large genetic component; some studies have found that where one child has ADD there is a 30-40% chance that a sibling may have it too.
All the best,
Delia

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