Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Autism Spectrum and Genetics
    An_189768 posted:
    I've recently become engaged and my fiance and I talk about having kids all the time, and he brought up a real brainbuster. He has ADHD and mild Aspberger's that wasn't diagnosed until he was in his teens, his younger brother has a more advanced Aspberger's, his youngest brother has ADHD, and his uncle had to be institutionalized. On my side of the family there are a few mild anxiety disorders, and I myself have social anxiety, that because it wasn't treated, is really affecting my adult life now. What are the chances of our child having any of these disorders? We'd love our future children no matter what, obviously, but we'd both like to be prepared just in case.

    It worries me a lot, because I know that his father's side of the family is very small and there's been a lot of mental health issues, pretty serious ones... his father has ADHD as well. I also know how hard it is to grow up with anxiety and an OCD that has gotten more mild with age. It just scares me since I know so many people in both of our families that suffer from these and I want to make sure that if the chance is high, that I am able to provide whatever care is needed without having to worry about money or something like that.

    Thanks in advance!
    DeadManWalking56 responded:
    You have some similar kind of issues, and that makes you feel close, but it may not bode well for your children.

    If you KNOW you can both be very loving, engaged parents, aware of small signs that you might try to minimize with good parental and possibly professional care, then future children may be less affected.

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    My name is Daniel. I'm named after my daddy. I was born on august 12th 2006. I am a very Happy, Energetic little Boy. At the age of 18months I was...More

    Helpful Tips

    Mom of 21 year old with PDD/Aspergers
    I know that when my son was young I would have loved to hear this. He is now in a four year college and doing okay. Not great but okay. He ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    9 of 14 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.