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Can ADHD be the cause of OCD ? Or OCD the cause of ADHD ? Is there any relation ?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Relationship

I'll link to an interesting site.
Causation does not seem likely in either direction but there can be a relationship. They can alternate, maybe even co-exist in different parts of life. In some ways they seem opposite and opposites are related. The pain of either one might result in self-help tendencies to act the other way. Find a good experienced therapist - it may help. Good luck!

In brief: Relationship

I'll link to an interesting site.
Causation does not seem likely in either direction but there can be a relationship. They can alternate, maybe even co-exist in different parts of life. In some ways they seem opposite and opposites are related. The pain of either one might result in self-help tendencies to act the other way. Find a good experienced therapist - it may help. Good luck!
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
http://psychcentral.com/lib/ocd-and-adhd-is-there-a-connection/0009772
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine

In brief: Adhd

They are separate diagnosis but may occur in combination.

In brief: Adhd

They are separate diagnosis but may occur in combination.
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