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  • Jill Kolstad, M.Ed.

When It’s Not Just ADHD: Symptoms of Comorbid Conditions

Roughly half of all people with ADHD also have a second condition — like learning disabilities, depression, or anxiety — that requires separate treatment. Learn about the most common conditions that come along with ADHD and how to distinguish symptoms.

Is It ADHD? Or a Related Condition with Similar Symptoms?

When an individual has only attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), treatment is often a life changer. Stimulants or nonstimulants — particularly when paired with behavior therapy, dietary changes, and exercise — can spark a dramatic improvement in distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity symptoms for most patients once treatment is fine-tuned.

Some individuals, however, continue to experience significant symptoms — deep sadness, anxiety, defiance, learning and organization problems — long after their most pressing ADHD symptoms are brought under control. READ FULL ARTICLE

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