ADHD Comorbidities & Related Conditions

Should I be screened for the sleep, eating, or other disorders that commonly co-occur with ADHD?

Could you have adult ADHD? In this 8-part guide, you’ll find expert answers to your questions that will help you make key decisions about seeking a diagnosis.

SLEEP: What distinguishes sleep disorders from ADHD?

A: If you feel tired, your ADHD symptoms get worse, and that makes it harder to sleep the next night. This cycle repeats… | Keep reading on WebMD »

EATING DISORDERS: What distinguishes eating disorders from ADHD?

A: Many people with ADHD have poor impulse control and emotional regulation. This combination sets the stage for binge eating… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

MEMORY LOSS: What distinguishes cognitive decline (memory impairment) from ADHD?

A: If you have ADHD, forgetfulness is something you’ve dealt with your whole life. But maybe your memory problems are starting to feel different… | Keep reading on WebMD »

BPD: What distinguishes borderline personality disorder from ADHD?

A: People with BPD experience chronic instability — in their emotions, behaviors, relationships, and sense of self… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

BFRB: What distinguishes body-focused repetitive behaviors from ADHD?

A: BFRBs are intense urges like biting, picking, and pulling that can cause damage. As many as 1 in 20 people have a BFRB… | Keep reading on WebMD »

ASPD: What distinguishes antisocial personality disorder from ADHD?

A: ADHD and ASPD share symptoms linked with being impulsive that might make you confuse one with another… | Keep reading on WebMD »

FIRST-PERSON: “My ADHD Was Obscured by Comorbidities”

“I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder, major depression, and OCD. When I finally got my ADHD diagnosis nine years later and went on medication, almost all my problems with depression and anxiety disappeared.” | Keep reading on ADDitude »


SYMPTOM TEST: Eating Disorders in Adults

Do you struggle with your body image? Feel out of control around food or feel guilty after eating? | Take the self-test on ADDitude »

SYMPTOM TEST: Borderline Personality Disorder in Adults

How do your behaviors compare to those of this Cluster B personality disorder? | Take the self-test on ADDitude »

8-Part Guide to ADHD Diagnosis in Adults, from WebMD x ADDitude:

DECISION 1: How can I better understand ADHD, its causes, and its manifestations?
DECISION 2: How can I understand the aspects of ADHD that might be new to my doctor?
DECISION 3: How can I improve my odds of an accurate ADHD evaluation?
DECISION 4: How can I find a professional to diagnose and treat my ADHD?
DECISION 5: What should a thorough evaluation for adult ADHD include and exclude?
DECISION 6: How can I be sure my ADHD evaluation screens for psychiatric comorbidities?
DECISION 7: How can I be sure my ADHD evaluation considers look-alike comorbidities?
> DECISION 8: Should I also be screened for the sleep, eating, or other disorders?