what it the chance of have another child with adhd


Anne - posted on 05/22/2009




I have 7 kids 6 out of 7 have ADD/ADHD. Oldest one Ryan 23 is off meds now doing well, Jayke 20 still takes adderall in college doing well, Sadie 18 took meds one year said it made her "flat" (she is very animated) But we said if you kepp up grades then it's your choice, graduating next Friday from High school, has had a job since 14. Excepted to college for next fall. Andrew 16, is Autistic and ADD (he has been our hardest challenge to parent). Alan 15 has been diagniosed as bipolar no ADD. Aaron 14 is a miniture Jayke! He is ADD and mr. Comedy! Athena 11, is Autistic and ADD. She is doing well in school. All the kids have been on the which drug should we try now game. Finally figured out Adderall works very well for all of them that take meds. ADD, autism they run in the family. I don't know how ANYONE can give you a percentage of chances of you having more kids with it. I just love them no matter what. Weather they do or don't. They have been given to you for a reason.

Kate - posted on 05/17/2009




Hi Kerry, I believe it is 30% if it is a subsequent boy I am not sure of the stats for girls but I know lower. My 1st has ADHD and some Aspergers. My 3 subsequent children do not have it!!! So I hope this gives you hope!!! Kate

Faith - posted on 05/19/2009




My ex-husband, husband and I may all be undiagnosed ADD. My oldest, a daughter, has ADD. Next, a son, has ADHD + other stuff. The next two are with my current husband. The older one is a girl with ADD (waited until 2nd grade to start meds based on schoolwork necessity). Youngest is a son who is only 5. No diagnosis yet. May or may not have it. The undiagnosed adults skew our percentages.

Katie - posted on 05/15/2009




There is an increased risk but I don't believe it is above 50%. I am not exactly sure so you will want to google it and see.


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Tina - posted on 05/22/2009




i have 19 year old wiv adhd autism my other three children seem fine bt lately i think my second eldest is exhibiting weird behaviour think it might be adhd as well

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We have three children, son 14 has aspergers, son 11 nothing, daughter 9 aspergers. I know without a doubt that ADHD, ADD and aspergers run in familys. Of my kids, nieces and nephews on my side there are 7 children, 1 is without any of the above.

But on that note, all of them are great kids.

Heather - posted on 05/18/2009




ADD or ADHD is carried by the male gene. Boys are 80 % mor likely to have it if there is a family history girls are 30% likely to have it. I have a husband that is ADHD and a son that is ADHD with Autisum and a daughter who is perfectly fine. The ADHD is on my husbands side. Just something else we can blame on our husbands. LOL

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