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My child also has ADHD and I share the same frustrations as most of you. One gentle thought, ADHD symptoms share many symptoms with other issues as well. I have spent so much time focusing on the ADHD issue that I missed my child’s depression. It doesn’t really matter what you call it, but a child who exhibits signs of no energy, motivation, hopelessness, inability to focus or concentrate on things they once were able to manage (even if managing by “just getting by”), might have depression and the treatment for that is significantly different. Sometimes you have to step away from the ADHD diagnosis and look at things from a different perspective in order to help.