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Do other illnesses have symptoms similar to those of ADHD?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Other illnesses can result in similar symptoms. These include depression, anxiety, acute stress disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, vision problems, hearing problems, sleep disorders, learning disabilities, and more.  It is important that a person receives a thorough medical examination before or along with an evaluation for ADHD.

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