Depression and ADHD can often coincide in children, although ADHD typically comes first. These two conditions also share some symptoms. Due to the connection between the two, it is important to keep an eye on children with ADHD for signs of depression. It is also essential to note that depression can sometimes have different symptoms in children than in adults.
Two researchers reported some chilling findings in a symposium at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 54th Annual Meeting, which was held this past October. Their studies showed that girls with ADHD are more likely to suffer major depression and eating disorders that non-ADHD girls. Girls who have both ADHD and eating…