Bipolar disorder and ADHD can be overlapping conditions and even have some similar symptoms. It is important to be aware of the potential connection between the two conditions and to be knowledgeable of their similarities and differences. An accurate diagnosis and careful treatments can help control both conditions.
Diagnosing ADHD is never an easy task. There are no laboratory tests, no x-rays, no way for a doctor to look at your brain and say you have ADHD. Instead, it is diagnosed based on a list of behavioral symptoms, such as hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Making it even harder to diagnose is the presence of coexisting conditions. Over 40 percent of…