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Can a case of untreated ADHD cause major depression?

Can a case of untreated ADHD cause major depression?

YES: Research indicates that up to 25% of untreated adhd patients can develop depression. The chronic stress associated with the symptoms of adhd can lead to depression. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Causative?: I have never heard that adhd causes a pregnant woman to be depressed. Depression can however be associated with adhd (but doesn't have to be). ...Read more

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Will untreated add/adhd cause social anxiety or depression?

Will untreated add/adhd cause social anxiety or depression?

Not necessarily: There is a good possibility that a person with add/ adhd will never suffer from depression or social anxiety. However, in some - this could be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Can the ADHD medicine Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause depression?

Can the ADHD medicine Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause depression?

Yes: One of the side effects that are carefully monitored for in people on stimulant medications for ADHD is mood disorders, including depression. It is important that your prescribing physician be made aware of how you are feeling ASAP. Best wishes..... ...Read more

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What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

Timing: In adhd, concentration problems are all the time in multiple situations. In depression, concentration problems occur only during episodes of depression.

Remember, depression is episodic and adhd is all the time. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression differ?

Can you please tell me how lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression differ?

Concentration: A whole constellation of symptoms are associated with adhd (suggest that you goggle this). Although medication can improve focus it will not cure the underlying adhd. Poor concentration is a sx of stress &/or depression. When the depression is adequately treated, the concentration problems will likely resolve. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and that caused by depression?

What is the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and that caused by depression?

History: The concentration problems of add have been present to some degree throughout one's life. Depression is usually episodic. If it is associated with diminished concentration, that will clear up when the depression does. ...Read more

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Will depression cause ADHD or similar symptoms?

Something like that: When you are depressed you may experience feeling restless, fidgeting, insomnia, or difficulty concentrating. So those symptoms might make you feel like you have adhd, but they could just be the depression. If the onset of those symptoms was concurrent with depression then it's likely just due to depression. ...Read more

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What causes some people to not believe in ADHD but do believe in depression etc.?

What causes some people to not believe in ADHD but do believe in depression etc.?

Ignorance: Ignorance is widely available in the world -- and with it, rigidity to learning from others' experience. If you're asking questions, you're still open enough to be curious -- and that's a good sign of life! There may be prejudice about adhd for all kinds of reasons -- one being that the medications prescribed can easily be abused. The healthiest path is one of keeping eyes open, and learning! ...Read more

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My son suffers from ADHD add anger and depression cause of lack of control what meds should I discuss with his dr?

My son suffers from ADHD add anger and depression cause of lack of control what meds should I discuss with his dr?

Complete assessment: I'd recommend that you discuss your son's symptoms with your doctor as well as your goals for him and his behavioral goals for himself. Your primary care provider can assist you with necessary referrals to ensure that you have a treatment plan in place that addresses all his symptoms and goals. Medications, likely those for adhd, may be a part of a comprehensive treatment plan. ...Read more

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I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my add/adhd and was wondering if it could cause panick attacks or depression?

It is possible.: Depression & anxiety have been reported with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use. However, the medication may or may not be associated with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can ADHD cause you to be depressed during pregnancy?

Can ADHD cause you to be depressed during pregnancy?

Yes: Adhd often occurs with depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors. Frustration rises in attention disorders. This can easily result in mood, anxiety, and ineffective coping behaviors. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could depression reverse my adhd?

Please tell me, could depression reverse my adhd?

Probably not: Adhd does not disappear in adults. Some adolescents do outgrow it with hormonal changes (about 1/3) or 1/3 learn to cope without meds. 1/3 benefit from meds in adulthood. Depression might slow someone down a it, but adhd would still be there. Both would need treatment. ...Read more

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Adhd or add, depression, or something else, what to do?

Get a psychological: Evaluation to help figure out what you are dealing with. Once you have a clear diagnosis they will make recommendations for what to do to help you cope with these problems. ...Read more

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Adhd or add, depression, or something else, how can I tell what I have?

Adhd or add, depression, or something else, how can I tell what I have?

Depression: Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a qualified mental health clinician so he or she can help you make a proper diagnosis. It may take more than one visit, don't be in a rush and see someone who will take the time to really know you. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of depression increase or decrease the likelihood of having adhd?

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Depression: Depression affects concentration and attention, but has no correlation with adhd likelihood. ...Read more

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I used to take meds for depression and ADHD what can I do to treat depression with out meds?

I used to take meds for depression and ADHD what can I do to treat depression with out meds?

Maybe: Treatment for depression depends on a large array of variables. Some studies indicate that continued use of antidepressant meds benefits cellular brain health & vitality. Please discuss with your doctor for your unique medical circumstances. Remember depression tends to be symptomatically cyclical, but at cellular level it's always there causing neuronal death. Counseling is always beneficial. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and depression, what to do?

I have ADHD and depression, what to do?

Depression: It would be best to have a consultation with a mental health professional who is experienced in treating both disorders. Ask your doctor for a referral. Best. ...Read more

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Adhd and depression.? What should I do?

See a doctor: You should see your doctor to rule out any physical causes and then see either a psychiatrist or psychologist for diagnosis and further recommendations regarding treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does depression and ADD/ADHD have a lot of similarities?

Does depression and ADD/ADHD have a lot of similarities?

Yes: They both have underlying imbalance of brain chemicals, . It may include norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin. Sometimes, they are related to genetic causes in folate (folic acid) metabolism called MTHFR (the gene for converting folate (folic acid) to its active form that is used to make the brain chemicals). ...Read more

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How do adults know if they have ADHD or depression or both?

How do adults know if they have ADHD or depression or both?

See a psychiatrist: Adult add is frequently not associated with hyperactivity, but almost always starts at a very early age. Most adults who need meds were on meds during school years. Lack of focus and attention can also be symptoms of depression, but depression includes mood changes, decreased energy, interest, and pleasure, and/or disrupted sleep pattern. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have depression and ADHD at the same time?

Yes: 14% of children with adhd also have depression. In adults major depressive disorder (mdd) is the most common condition comorbid with adhd (prevalence 24.4% to 31%) (fischer et al., 2007; biederman et al., 1993). ...Read more

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If I'm diagnosed separately and have both depression and ADHD can it be treated simultaneously?

Absolutely!: As others have noted, some medications may actually treat both symptoms; or, you and your doctor may choose to focus on the most pressing issue first and then turn to the other. Best approach depends on age & symptom presentation. In children, about 25% of those with adhd also have depression, so this is not an unusual presentation. Medications used for each are completely compatible. ...Read more

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I have depression but ADHD makes me hyper and out of control and I also think it gives me happy moments when I'm hyper, help?

You may well have: A combination ; adhd; but it would be helpful to rule out bipolar spectrum disorders as well. ...Read more

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Is wellbutrin (bupropion) for ADHD and depression?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used: To treat depression. It is excellent for atypical depression. I have seen it used for adhd - but usually when more typical adhd medication were not an option. (off label). ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication help with depression and anxiety?

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Can ADHD medication help with depression and anxiety?

ADHD med's.: Some stimulants of the amphetamine group have been used for depression if other medications are not tolerated, but not for anxiety. Few others such as Clonidine can sometimes be used for anxiety but cause lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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