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A 27-year-old female asked:

No sadness or stress, just extreme lack of motivation to do anything - even the things i once enjoyed. is my add causing this or is it depression?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Could be: Depression can present with lack of motivation but usually will have other symptoms like hoplessness and sadness. Add may cause lack of concentration and restlessness and hyperactivity.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sometimes a slight increase in the ADHD med is all that is needed. Also, make sure your doctor prescribes a long-acting form. Also, make sure medical causes have been ruled out, including sleep apnea which is present in 10% of people with ADD and 20% of people with depression.
Aug 30, 2013
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
It sounds like: Depression. If attention deficit is interfering with your life for long enough it could lead to depression or it may be a separate issue. See a psychologist and or a psychiatrist to sort out what is leading to your lack of motivation.
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