Is It ADHD or OCD?

The stereotypical signs of ADHD include hyperactivity, disorganization, and a general lack of focus. The stereotypical signs of OCD? Quite the opposite, so we don’t often consider these two conditions linked. But they are, and symptoms can overlap in surprising ways. Take this quiz to see if you really understand the difference between obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit!

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Since _____________ is often under-diagnosed in adults, it is often missed in patients suffering from both ADHD and OCD.

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ADHD. ADHD is still thought of as primarily a childhood disorder — despite extensive evidence to the contrary — making it likely that even when OCD is properly diagnosed in an adult subject, comorbid ADHD may be missed.