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How does bipolar, conduct and oppositional defiant disorder affect ADHD treatment?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

About one-fifth of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have bipolar disorder. After making a medical diagnosis, doctors focus on stabilizing the mood before treating symptoms of ADHD. Mood stabilizers such as lithium, Depakote, and Tegretol are commonly used to treat individuals with ADHD and bipolar mania.

However, mood stabilizers do not treat the ADHD symptoms. Other medications such as antidepressants or ADHD stimulant drugs may be prescribed to improve the ADHD symptoms.

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