ADHD May Be Linked to Depression, Suicide. Oct. 4, 2010 -- Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at ages 4-6 face greater risks for depression and suicide at ages 9-18, and this risk may be more pronounced among girls, a study shows.
Accordingly, can you have ADHD and depression?
Some of the symptoms of depression overlap with the symptoms of ADHD. This can make it hard to tell the two conditions apart. For example, restlessness and boredom can be symptomatic of both ADHD and depression. In some cases, the medications prescribed for ADHD can also produce side effects that mimic depression.
Can untreated ADD cause anxiety?
ADHD that is undiagnosed and untreated can cause problems in virtually every area of your life. Physical and mental health problems. The symptoms of ADHD can contribute to a variety of health problems, including compulsive eating, substance abuse, anxiety, chronic stress and tension, and low self-esteem.
Can ADHD be brought on by stress?
For adults especially, stress often triggers ADHD episodes. At the same time, ADHD may cause a perpetual state of stress. A person who has ADHD cannot successfully focus and filter out excess stimuli, which increases stress levels. Unmanaged stress aggravates common symptoms of ADHD.