ADHD with Anxiety and ADHD with Depression

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

Patients with depression and anxiety are often secondary to the underlying adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.

This is unrecognizable characteristic of ADHD and of patients with depression and anxiety.

For mostly, psychiatrist assumes that when patients with clinical depression or clinical anxiety, they think that it is the problem alone without thinking that it may be come along with ADHD.  And are needed of higher attention for treatment, It is bothering if a psychiatrist has a patient with ADHD with anxiety or ADHD with depression. It is not easy to take care of depression or anxiety for ADHD will continue to treat to increase and widen depression and anxiety.

There are some clues on how to distinguish when depression and anxiety may be less important to ADHD.

First on depression; people who have depression with ADHD will always tell one person ask if them carefully that the things about which they are really depressed are not just general existential or important things. They are frustrated with their inability to get done things that they feel they should be able to accomplish.

Adults with ADHD are quite bright and ambitious and they put in a lot of effort, yet they don’t achieve the same degree of results that one would expect from someone with these abilities. Over time, this tends to wear them down and prejudices them to clinical depression. Patients with anxiety have similar problems. The way one person can differentiate them from patients who have anxiety secondary to ADHD is by asking them what they tend to be anxious about.

A person with generalized anxiety disorder might be anxious about a repetitions of complaints of things and just about everything under the sun, a person with anxiety secondary to ADHD is usually anxious about features related to their efficiency whether it is a work or school because at some level they know they have a limited capacity. Sometimes it gets, worse even when they have gotten a promotion or something good has happened, and they have been given more responsibilities because they realize now that their limited capacities really may be challenged.

So everyone of us must keep an eye open for the possibility that people surrounds us have depression or anxiety and it could be secondary to ADHD.

Treating the underlying ADHD sometimes is the key to really undoing a lot of the depression and anxiety.

This entry was posted in ADHD. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.