According to a recent study, treating ADHD with medication could decrease the risk of substance abuse by:
Co-existing conditions are those that exist alongside another diagnosis. According to the National Resource Center on ADHD, as many as two thirds of people with ADHD have at least one co-existing condition. Common co-existing conditions include:
Lack of proper sleep has been found to cause ADHD.
Physicians should conduct a complete physical examination before diagnosing ADHD because:
When people with ADHD also have depression, it is considered:
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) affects between one third and one half of all children with ADD/ADHD.
Enuresis, or bedwetting, can be caused by all of the following, except:
Children with ADD/ADHD have a high incident rate of developing Conduct Disorder, a condition in which their behavior is antisocial, aggressive and often delinquent. Some studies indicate that Conduct disorder affects:
Bipolar disorder and ADHD share many similar characteristics, including hyperactivity, distractibility and difficulty following through with tasks.
Anxiety is considered a common co-existing condition with ADHD. Some of the major symptoms of anxiety include all of the following, except:
ADHD is a Learning Disability.
Children that are both gifted and ADHD can be difficult to diagnose because of all of the following except: