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Why do I have to have both ADHD and phobias at the same time!?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree

In brief: ADHD & comorbidities

Co-occuring (comorbid) conditions are found in 70% of people with adhd.
Anxiety disorders are seen in about a third of patients. It might make your treatment a littke tougher, since stimulant medications can increase anxiety. Therapy for phobias is exposure-response inhibition, done by psychologists, whereas psychiatrists are adept at managing medications for adhd with comorbidities.

In brief: ADHD & comorbidities

Co-occuring (comorbid) conditions are found in 70% of people with adhd.
Anxiety disorders are seen in about a third of patients. It might make your treatment a littke tougher, since stimulant medications can increase anxiety. Therapy for phobias is exposure-response inhibition, done by psychologists, whereas psychiatrists are adept at managing medications for adhd with comorbidities.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Genes?

Who knows--but don't feel like the lone ranger--i've seen a number of pts with both.

In brief: Genes?

Who knows--but don't feel like the lone ranger--i've seen a number of pts with both.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: It happens....

Sorry to hear that you are suffering with both issues.
As eluded to by one of the previous doctors anxiety disorders happen in about 30-40% of ADHD sufferers and about 70% have more than one diagnosis. Phobic reactions seem to develop as the result of perceptual distortions and emotional overactivity. Both issues are known to exist as significant issues in ADHD as well. All the best

In brief: It happens....

Sorry to hear that you are suffering with both issues.
As eluded to by one of the previous doctors anxiety disorders happen in about 30-40% of ADHD sufferers and about 70% have more than one diagnosis. Phobic reactions seem to develop as the result of perceptual distortions and emotional overactivity. Both issues are known to exist as significant issues in ADHD as well. All the best
Dr. David Hoffman
Dr. David Hoffman
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