Adhd symptoms of depression

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521840 tn?1348840771 The relatively high rates of anxiety and depression are not surprising when you consider the unpleasant consequences of living with the symptoms of ADHD. Dr. Russell Barkley has reported on findings that adults with ADHD have higher rates of car accidents and driving violations than the general population. College students with ADHD are less likely to meet their educational goals, and more likely to underperform in the workforce.
Avatar m tn I always had trouble wrting essays,my mind would not work and cause distress,and also when had to read a book.Is it possible that untreated ADHD got me into this mess,and if indeed i do have ADHD and treat it with medication, will it improve my situation(i will be less anxious in certain conditions because my mind would slow down and think more organised,i would be less agitated,less impulsive,i would procrastinate less,improve my depression)?
Avatar m tn Some of your info is a bit dated. The new clinical guidelines for ADHD cover kids from 4 to 18 years of age. See this link - Depression as well as anxiety are major co-existing disorders with ADHD. Some of the psyc's I have read question treating the depression without also treating the ADHD (since it could be causing the depression). Tend to agree with you on the Zoloft.
Avatar n tn Is it often prescribed for children? Does his symptoms truly seem to be depression? There is a family history of depression. What side effects are most common or should be looked for? My son is now 9 and I started him on a stimulant 2 yrs. ago. Soon afterwards mood swings started . I believe part of it has to do with the meds. because we did take him off of it for awhile because he had lost so much weight and there were definite differences in his mood.
1543592 tn?1293386614 If you were diagnosed with ADHD then it is no surprise that you are noticing symptoms of a similar nature-- nervousness, mood swings, compulsiveness, obsessiveness, etc. I want to clarify that ADHD cannot technically be "diagnosed" because it is not an illness or medical issue any more than anxiety is. Both are better defined as tendencies or habits in attempt to control things that you feel you cannot. ADHD can most certainly be controlled or "let go" without medication.
Avatar f tn My depression seems to be helped a little bit on this drug but my ADHD symptoms are out of hand! Btw, most antidepressants don't work for me & this one seems to be slowly helping. So I don't want to change the Manerix. Just ADHD drugs by themselves don't help the depression.
2110632 tn?1334186382 Anxiety and depression are very common co-disorders of ADHD. And, many times caused by the ADHD. Your symptoms at home are certainly consistent with ADHD or ADD. But, you should also had problems at school. But, in school, how far did you get and what was your GPA. I have seen many adult posts where they were intelligent enough to get through high school, but had a lot more problems in college.
Avatar n tn The treatment with Imipramine (a type of antidepressant different from Zoloft) can address both depressive symptoms and symptoms of ADHD (if the ADHD symptoms are chiefly in the area of inattention - imipramine won't be particularly effective in relation to hyperactivity or impulsivity). Wellbutrin is another antidepressant which has been found to effectively treat symptoms of both depression and ADHD. So, there are definitely choices.
Avatar n tn While I was just on the Lexapro my Depression did get better however the other ADHD symptoms were still present. Now that I am on the correct meds for my ADHD the Lexapro withdrawals are so annoying. I have the worse brain sagging headache ALL Day long. I have only gone from 20 mgs to 15mgs for 3 days and its terrible. I almost want to just keep taking the LEX. WHEN WHILL THIS END?
Avatar f tn Depression and Anxiety are very common co-disorders of ADHD. And sometimes the bipolar diagnosis is not true due to the other symptoms. So its always worth taking a look at the difference between the two. Here are a couple of links for that.
Avatar m tn I'm not sure if this is in the right place, but i need help so i'm going to ask it. i am 18 years old & have been taking vyvanse for about a month now. i slowly increased my dosage and i am up to 30mg currently. i'm starting to realize i am becoming depressed and i'm always in a bad mood, especially for the passed 3 days. friday, i smoked a very large amount of marijuana and took an ecstasy pill.
Avatar m tn Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years. Studies have shown that approximately 15 percent of the children on ADHD drugs will threaten, attempt, or actually commit suicide by the age of 18.
Avatar f tn it is now called bipolar) is very different that add/adhd. But many with add/adhd can have depression and anxiety. Those conditions can overlap certainly as well. There is also typical bipolar and atypical. Medication is usually esssential to cope with bipolar symptoms and it doesn't usually just go away for a few years and resurface. I would use your insurane and seek the advice of a psychiatrist to get an accurate diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Hey Vanna, this is an ADHD web site (but you probably knew that). But I am wondering if you posted here because you also have ADHD? It would make sense as up to 30% of the people with ADHD have depression. And it makes sense because if you don't understand how ADHD effects you and how to cope with it - it can be very depressing. In fact, a lot of people with ADHD also have anxiety and due to all that start self medicating (not good).
983155 tn?1248700406 Thanks! Yeah I am treating depression anxiety and ADHD thats why my doc put me on this. Why does it cause anxiety? Is that dosage really high to start off of.
Avatar n tn m of the opinion (based on the literature about how health care providers make errors) that diagnosing a person with a neurological disorder like ADHD should be done with both a thorough diagnostic interview and some objective data collection. The symptoms of ADHD can occur for many reasons, and ADHD in adults is highly likely to co-occur with anxiety and depression.
Avatar n tn The deferoxamine itself may not be a major contributor to your son's symptoms,but his medical condition,both because of the anemia and the side effects of repeated transfusions, may be a contribotor. That is, his overall medical state is compromised, so he's going to be susceptible to mood lability. The fact that the methylphenidate-based treatments for ADHD have been effective is encouraging, and recent research supports doses considerably higher than 54 mg qd.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with clinical depression for 20 yrs. Tried all kinds of med but never felt like i thought i should. Lately i've been reading up on add/adhd and have all the symptoms except i never have any energy and could stay in bed all day. My body is in slow mode but my brain is running wide open. cant concentrate, keep up with anything , remember anything. now on wellbutrin 300mg/day and 40 prozac.
215461 tn?1331862765 I guess it was only a matter of time before depression grabbed me with its nasty claws. The constant anxiety has finally won over. I want to live life. I look out the window longing for some normalcy. I feel lonely and vulnerable. It's as if I am the only one in my world, physically. I'm tired. It's so tiring to constantly be fighting a battle you can't win.
918457 tn?1244645682 s of thoughts in an ADHD persons head.Just saying-there are alot of things than people think are ADHD and are wrong....
1725558 tn?1309737496 If you have symptoms you believe might be part of adhd then it would be important to call them to the attention of your psychiatrist as they might or might not be. Its important to think if the symptoms you state are adhd are there are all times or come and go with mood changes. If a person is diagnosed with bipolar then depression is a part of it and there are some forms of bipolar where depression is the main aspect and some less so.
Avatar n tn While I was just on the Lexapro my Depression did get better however the other ADHD symptoms were still present. Now that I am on the correct meds for my ADHD the Lexapro withdrawals are so annoying. I have the worse brain sagging headache ALL Day long. I have only gone from 20 mgs to 15mgs for 3 days and its terrible. I almost want to just keep taking the LEX. WHEN WHILL THIS END?
5856747 tn?1403348682 ADHD is diagnosed on the bases of the child’s behaviour alone. This may be done using the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-10. There are no other tests to confirm the diagnosis and this again may cause difficulty in accepting ADHD as a disorder. Features of ADHD behaviour will include: • Inattention to instructions. • Inability to learn or retain. • Inability to stay with a specific task or to complete it. • Inability to hold attention to what is being said to them.
Avatar m tn Sure sounds like a lot of the symptoms for ADHD or ADD. And people with ADHD/ADD can have both ocd and depression (many times caused by the effects of ADHD/ADD). Just found a great site that will give you a ton of helpful information. Go to - If you want even more information including ways to deal with ADHD. I would suggest buying the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley.
Avatar m tn Depression (and anxiety) are very common co-disorders of ADHD. Usually, trying to cope with the school situation, is one of the major causes. Consequently, if the ADHD is not effectively dealt with - the depression and anxiety tends to get worse with age. I say this because it is not how your younger child has done the last two days, but how he is doing in school. And, yes, if a good diet is making the difference then go with that.
Avatar f tn I think im depressed. But im not sure. I have most of the symptoms. I've tried to speak to family about it but they just think its apart of growing up. They dont understand!!!! I just want some help or some else to even speak to about it.
Avatar f tn In other terms, I feel different symptoms of depression and anxiousness. The symptoms experienced without foreign substances are not the normal human feelings. I realize my body is or may be trying to adjust and get back to a homeostasis state. Can it (my body/brain) not adjust? Antidepressants DO NOT WORK. They don’t. Period. I am to the point where I take the ADHD stimulants, (VYVANSE - 70 mgX1 or 2, or 3 during the day) and/or Amphetamine salts 30mg.