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The ADHD and Depression Connection

ADHD and depression often go hand in hand. In this video, Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains the specific risk factors behind the connection.

Thirty percent of people with ADHD will have a depressive episode, or a mood disorder. If you have ADHD, your risk of developing depression is four times greater than it is for those without the disorder. That’s because of ADHD-specific risk factors including differences in brain chemicals and how you process emotions.

In this video, from his ADDitude webinar titled “The ADHD-Depression Connection in Adults: Understanding the Link, Distinct Symptoms, and First-Line Treatments,” Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains why these commonly comorbid conditions — ADHD and depression — overlap:

Learn More About the ADHD and Depression Connection:

1. Take This TestDepression in Adults
2. Take This TestDepression in Children
3. Top Article: What is Depression?
4. Download How to Recognize and Treat Depression
5. Watch How to Stop Those Negativity Spirals
6. Read Depression: When It’s More Than a Symptom Of ADHD
7. Listen to  “Emotional Distress Syndrome and the ADHD Brain” with James Ochoa, LPC

Updated on May 13, 2019

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