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alheisley
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ADHD normally is considered genetic, however, it is known to skip generations and siblings, as well. It’s also unique in that it shows up differently in everyone.

The best advice I might provide is that you see an ADHD specialist. Someone with the knowledge who is equipped to help you determine whether your ADHD or not. And if not, what it might be.