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Adhd Cause Depression
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
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
What is the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and that caused by depression?
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
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
What to do if I take it for my add/adhd and was wondering if it could cause panick attacks or depression?
Excuse me?: What do you take? Can you please clarify? ...Read more
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
I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my add/adhd and was wondering if it could cause panick attacks or depression?
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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