Is Your Teenager Depressed? Signs of Depression in Teens
Previously, depression in patients with ADHD was thought to be situational and it was assumed that the depression was a result of constant failure or the inability to compensate for symptoms of ADHD in daily life. Because of this, depression was often ignored and ADHD was treated, assuming that the depression would disappear when the ADHD was controlled and treated.
ADHD Medications Can Mimic Depression
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Medications for ADHD sometimes mimic the symptoms of depression and sometimes exacerbate symptoms of depression (and bipolar disorder). This can make it hard to distinguish which symptoms are caused by clinical depression and which symptoms are caused by the medication.