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What co-existing conditions commonly occur in adults with ADHD?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have coexisting conditions that affect their health, relationships, and job performance. Common coexisting conditions for adults with ADHD include mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and depression. Anxiety disorders commonly coexist with ADHD and can increase nervousness and worry. Some adults with ADHD have borderline personality disorder and other types of personality disorders that make it difficult to establish meaningful relationships.

It'snot totally clear why, but adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have difficulties with things like depression, sleep disorders, learning disorders, substance abuse and other types of addictions, as well as a handful of related mental health issues. So be watchful. Identifying and treating these related conditions will make it that much easier to manage your ADHD.

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