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

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: No psychaitrist

See a physician who will take the time to do a full medical evaluation to find the cause of your symptoms.
Depression & adhd symptoms have many medical causes that should be treated, not covered with psychiatric drugs. Hypothyroidism, nutritional deficiencies & allergies can cause both depression & adhd symptoms.

In brief: No psychaitrist

See a physician who will take the time to do a full medical evaluation to find the cause of your symptoms.
Depression & adhd symptoms have many medical causes that should be treated, not covered with psychiatric drugs. Hypothyroidism, nutritional deficiencies & allergies can cause both depression & adhd symptoms.
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Dr. Travis Hansen
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Set up an appt.

The easiest way is to see a mental health professional.
Psychiatrist are specifically trained to evaluate and diagnose adhd/depression. You may be asked to fill out some questionaires or rating scales. You may be asked to have a couple of simple blood tests done. A face to face evaluation will also take place. Good luck!

In brief: Set up an appt.

The easiest way is to see a mental health professional.
Psychiatrist are specifically trained to evaluate and diagnose adhd/depression. You may be asked to fill out some questionaires or rating scales. You may be asked to have a couple of simple blood tests done. A face to face evaluation will also take place. Good luck!
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