Thursday, December 05, 2013
Q: i have adhd, and i think depression and anixety can be caused by adhd......am i wrong?
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I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.
I am sure, that in some cases, depression and anxiety can result from ADHD because of difficulties coping with the symptoms of ADHD. On the other hand, depression and anxiety are common co-existing conditions with ADHD, that is these conditions are present at the same time as ADHD but both are separate conditions.
It is impossible for me to say whether the depression and anxiety are a result of ADHD or separate. This would need to be discussed with your doctor.
For more information:
ADHD - Co-existing Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions: Coexisting or Comorbid Conditions
ADHD and Depression
Anxiety and ADHD
ADHD and Anxiety: Self Help Tips
I hope this helps
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