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How does add cause depression?

23 doctors weighed in
Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
13 doctors agree

In brief: Low dopamine ++

Conscious realizations that one is not performing up to one's inherent ability can lead to disappointment.
Lack of productivity and follow-through can deny one self-esteem that comes from a job done well and consistently. Because of the disparity between what one acknowledges one is capable of doing and what is actually done , there is a felt need to explain it. "i must be lazy, crazy, stupid, ".

In brief: Low dopamine ++

Conscious realizations that one is not performing up to one's inherent ability can lead to disappointment.
Lack of productivity and follow-through can deny one self-esteem that comes from a job done well and consistently. Because of the disparity between what one acknowledges one is capable of doing and what is actually done , there is a felt need to explain it. "i must be lazy, crazy, stupid, ".
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
7 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Dr. Olson gave you an excellent scientific answer that is the reason for treating children's adhd before comorbid conditions like oppisitional defiant disorder (50%), anxiety (33%) or depression ((18%) or a combination of these cause the child even more harmful dysfunction.
Constantly being in trouble for behavior or diminished academic performance or rejection by peers hurt a child with adhd.

In brief: See below

Dr. Olson gave you an excellent scientific answer that is the reason for treating children's adhd before comorbid conditions like oppisitional defiant disorder (50%), anxiety (33%) or depression ((18%) or a combination of these cause the child even more harmful dysfunction.
Constantly being in trouble for behavior or diminished academic performance or rejection by peers hurt a child with adhd.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Daniel Anderson
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: It doen't

Add is often associated with depression, as is almost every psychiatic disorder, and most medical disorders.
However, there is not a known direct causative effect from attention deficit disorder. Add is more of a characteristic or trait, as opposed to a disease or an illness. In other words, it can clearly benefit from treatment, but if you do not treat, it does not progress or worsen.

In brief: It doen't

Add is often associated with depression, as is almost every psychiatic disorder, and most medical disorders.
However, there is not a known direct causative effect from attention deficit disorder. Add is more of a characteristic or trait, as opposed to a disease or an illness. In other words, it can clearly benefit from treatment, but if you do not treat, it does not progress or worsen.
Dr. Daniel Anderson
Dr. Daniel Anderson
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1 comment
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Despair and frustration from ADHD can add stress in a person's life which can be a factor in depression. Also, individuals with ADD tend to be more impulsive which can lead to substance abuse with negative consequences
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