Conditions Related to ADHD

Treating Comorbid Conditions

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    Common Comorbid Conditions
    What To Look For
    Roughly half of all people with ADHD suffer from a condition like anxiety, depression or OCD. Recognize symptoms, get help. More...
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    ADHD or Bipolar Disorder?
    Lookalike Symptoms, Different Diagnoses
    ADHD and bipolar disorder may look alike at first. But treatment for one can aggravate the other, so it's important to know the difference. More...
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    Executive Function Disorder, Explained
    Linking Exective Functions and ADHD
    Children and adults with Executive Function Disorder (EFD) experience difficulty organizing, scheduling, planning, and completing tasks. More...
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    The Anger Games
    Dealing With ODD
    Beaten down by your child's oppositional defiant disorder? Stop the madness with these strategies for change. More...
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    Learning Disabilities in Adults
    Not Just for Kids
    Perhaps it's not ADHD causing your struggle with reading, writing, or math. Learning disabilities can be a lifelong issue. More...
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    Too Tired to Think?
    Treating Sleep Problems in ADHDers
    Sleep disorders like insomnia or sleep apnea can look like ADHD or aggravate existing symptoms. How to treat them. More...
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    Autism Therapy
    What Every Parent Should Know
    When her upset son began banging his head, this mom turned to applied behavioral analysis (ABA) to stop it. More...
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    What Does That Say?
    My Life With Dysgraphia
    Illegible handwriting often comes along with ADHD. Here’s how I wrote my own ticket around poor penmanship. More...
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    What's the Deal, Howie?
    Howie Mandel on OCD, ADHD, and More
    Actor and mental health advocate Howie Mandel opens up about living with OCD, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. More...
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    How Frozen Gave Us Hope
    Treating Tourette's With Movie Therapy
    How one teen found the strength and inspiration to cope with her newly diagnosed Tourette Syndrome. More...
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    Sounds Like
    Auditory Processing Disorders
    Everything you need to know about central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) — including a symptoms checklist. More...
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    Bulimia and Attention Deficit
    Understanding Who Is At Risk
    Impulsive adolescents, particularly ones with ADHD, are especially prone to eating disorders like bulimia. More...
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    Quiz
    Is it BPD or ADHD?
    Wondering what your mood swings and irritability really indicate? Take this quick quiz to find out! Start quiz...
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    Ask the Expert
    Helping Defiant Teens with ADHD
    "My 17-year-old son has been diagnosed with ADD, and is also oppositional. He skips school, and has run away from home." More...
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    Menopause and Your Memory
    Hormones, Aging, or ADHD?
    How menopause affects memory, attention, and relationships as women age — especially when they have ADHD. More...
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    My Kid's Doctor Got It Wrong!
    Our Journey to a Correct Diagnosis
    "I was sure my son had attention deficit — until I found out, much later, that he didn't." More...
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    Symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome
    Warning Signs You Shouldn't Ignore
    Your child's lack of focus could be a symptom of ADHD — or it could be a sign that he's on the autism spectrum. More...
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    Is It Really EFD?
    Understanding Executive Function Disorder
    ADHD is a common misdiagnosis for those who are actually living with EFD. More...
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    Is It More Than ADHD?
    Diagnosing Related Conditions
    Sometimes, ADHD isn't the whole story. If you or your child haven't seen improvement after starting treatment, another condition may be to blame. More...