Free Expert Resource: Solving the Bipolar and ADHD Puzzle
Symptoms of ADHD and bipolar disorder are often confused — and often coexist in the same person. How to make the distinction, and suggestions for treating bipolar disorder along with ADHD.
Approximately 10 million people in the United States have bipolar disorder. Research shows that approximately 70 percent of people with the condition also have ADHD, and that 20 percent of people with ADHD will develop bipolar disorder.
The diagnosis of all mental disorders is largely based on a carefully taken history designed to bring out signs and symptoms that, when grouped together, constitute a recognizable syndrome. The problem of diagnosis in mental health arises from the remarkable overlap of symptoms among conditions.
Perhaps the most difficult to differentiate are bipolar disorder and ADHD. Start here with Dr. William Dodson’s expert knowledge of how symptoms vary between these two conditions.