Asked in ADD-ADHDDemographics
What percentage of people with ADHD suffer from depression?
May 14, 2010 6:33AM
ADHD often occurs with other mental disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. Up to thirty percent of individuals with ADHD suffer from depression; in some cases, the depression is a result from the uncontrolled symptoms of ADHD.
Is it possible to be misdiagnosed with depression and have ADHD?
Is ADHD linked to depression?
Asked in Health, Mental Health, ADD-ADHD, Medication and Drugs, Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Prozac
Can you take medication for both ADHD and depression?
What medications treat both ADHD and depression?
The most common medications used to treat ADHD include stimulants. Rarely, stimulants are used for treatment resistant depression. There are also off-label drugs such as Wellbutrin that are used off-label to treat ADHD and are proven effective for depression. In some cases, depression that occurs with ADHD may be caused by poor treatment for the symptoms of ADHD. Also, some doctors will prescribe two separate drugs (one for ADHD and one for depression). Please see related question.
Asked in Autism
What are the two conditions that coexist with autism?
There are many conditions that coexist with autism. This can include neurological disorders or conditions such as bipolar or ADHD. Autistic people can also commonly suffer mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. It's also fairly common for autistic people to have gut problems and suffer issues like gluten intolerance.
Asked in ADD-ADHD, Depression and Bipolar Disorder
What is the connection between ADHD and depressive Disorder?
What percentage of children who have ADHD also have a specific learning disability?
Is it possible to have ADHD bipolar disorder depression and anxiety?
Someone with bipolar disorder already has periods of depression, and a symptom of depression can include anxiety. The increased energy levels associated with the manic episodes of bipolar disorder may look like ADHD. An individual with bipolar disorder is not likely to be diagnosed separately for depression, ADHD, or anxiety.
Asked in ADD-ADHD
What treatment is available for children who suffer from ADD and ADHD?
Asked in Mental Health, ADD-ADHD
Is it depression or ADHD?
It can be hard to separate them, because ADHD or ADD can cause depression but depression can also cause concentration problems. If you want to fix your problems you have to find out which one is the underlying cause. For instance, if something has recently happened in your life (death, trauma etc) it might be depression.
Asked in Paxil (Paroxetine)
Can Paxil be used to treat ADHD?
No; Paxil is brand-name paroextine and is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. Paroxetine has shown no benefit in treating ADHD, however it is sometimes prescribed in addition to another medication used to treat ADHD if depression exists. In some cases, depression can cause lack of focus with is unrelated to having ADHD; taking Paxil can cause a person who was previously depressed to be able to focus.