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How hereditary is ADHD?

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ADHD tends to run in families. When one person is diagnosed with ADHD, there is a 25%-35% chance that another family member will also have the condition, compared to 4%-6% of the general public.

From: Understanding ADHD -- the Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. FDA. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians.




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. FDA. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians.




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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