How should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan if I have comorbid conditions?
How should you treat adult ADHD? In this 8-part guide, you’ll find expert answers to the questions that will help you make key decisions about ADHD treatment.
COMPLEX TREATMENT: Which should I treat first — my ADHD or my comorbidity?
A: The accepted approach is to treat the comorbidities first only if they are severe, and, in all other cases, to treat ADHD and the comorbidities simultaneously… | Keep reading on ADDitude »
DEPRESSION: How should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan if I also have depression?
A: Treatment for both conditions usually involves a combination of medication and meetings with a therapist. How you start may depend on what condition is causing… | Keep reading on WebMD »
ANXIETY: How should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan if I also have anxiety?
A: It’s possible that your treatment for ADHD may ease your anxiety, so you may only need to take ADHD medication. If your anxiety is a separate condition and not a symptom of ADHD, you may need to treat both… | Keep reading on WebMD »
PTSD: How should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan if I also have PTSD?
A: Treatment for PTSD usually involves psychotherapy, which can help you learn how to cope with your symptoms and how to… | Keep reading on WebMD »
MDD: How should I treat major vs. reactive depression alongside ADHD?
A: Given the choice, I treat ADHD first with a stimulant. This is based on my experience that a high percentage of patients report that their mood lifts when they have achieved optimal doses of stimulant… | Keep reading on ADDitude »
AUTISM: How should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan if I also have autism?
A: There are no studies on the use of ADHD treatments with adults with both diagnoses. Clinicians, however, generally agree on the supports and therapeutic interventions that matter most to autistic adults with ADHD… | Keep reading on ADDitude »
FIRST-PERSON “Stories of Life with ADHD and Comorbidities”
“My symptoms can shift daily or pile on top of each other. Sometimes my ADHD symptoms get challenged. This triggers my PTSD, which then increases my anxiety and causes depression. They all feed off each other, and it never ends.” | Keep reading on ADDitude »
The Anxiety and Depression Hiding Within
Expert Webinar with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D. | Listen now on ADDitude »
The ADDitude Symptom Checker
Are all of your symptoms explained by ADHD, or could you have a comorbid condition? | Take the symptom checker »
8-Part Guide to ADHD Treatment in Adults, from WebMD x ADDitude:
DECISION 1: How should I approach my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 2: Should I treat my ADHD symptoms with medication?
DECISION 3: How can I address the side effects associated with ADHD medication use?
DECISION 4: How should I integrate nutrition into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 5: How should I integrate exercise & mindfulness into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 6: What therapies should I integrate into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 7: How and when should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan for optimal benefit?
> DECISION 8: How should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan if I have comorbid conditions?