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Old 12-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Bi Polar/A Parent an addict?

I had a counselor tell me a person with ADD most likely, had a parent that was an addict or, bi polar? I never heard that before..

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Re: Bi Polar/A Parent an addict?

I've read that a lot of time parents are finding they have had ADD after bringing their child for an evaluation. Because they examine their own childhood more closely and realize they were symptomatic for many years.
Bipolar can also share ADD traits very much.
Alcoholic parents sometimes have ADD children....but that doesn't mean it caused it.
My Dad is an alcoholic but I'm ADD from my Mom's side.

A good book to reference is "Change your brain, change your life" by Dr.Daniel G. Amen

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