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Adult ADD and parenting
CarolynneM posted:
Looking for information on an adult with ADD parenting a child with ADHD. Thank you
Patricia Quinn, MD responded:

As the primary cause for ADHD is genetic, your inquiry is extremely relevant . Many adults only find out that they have ADHD when their child is diagnosed. ADHD in adults does affect parenting and you are wise to be looking for information to help in this area. While life can be difficult when multiple family members have ADHD, it is also an opportunity to work on creating an ADHD-friendly family together!!!

Dr Nadeau and I have written a booklet that covers this area titled, When Moms and Kids have ADHD. Look for it at

Pat Quinn, MD