It is estimated that about 4% of adults in this country have ADD. In men, it is mostly transmitted though the paternal genes. I have it, and my son Duane had it. I can come up with a only a few points that might suggest my father had it. It suddenly occurred to me that my paternal grandfather likely had it. He was renowned for his temper. He had a very low frustration tolerance and no patience. He was working all the time. He drove very fast and would turn all the way around to talk to you in the back seat at 85 miles per hour. He was interested in everything.
He would take me as a boy to the drug store and we would sit at the fountain. He would order a coffee for him and a coke for me. He would have his coffee saucered, blowed and drunk before I had managed to put the straw into my coke. And he was ready to go. Right then!
I think my grandfather had ADD. Never thought about it before. It’s worth looking at the generations to check for ADD in your parents and your children.