Genes and ADD or ADHD —- ADD Tip o the day 65

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. 


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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1 Response to Genes and ADD or ADHD —- ADD Tip o the day 65

  1. Pingback: ADD ADHD and Genes- an epigenetic viewpoint — ADD Tip o the day 544 | ADDadultstrategies

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