“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” (ADHD), a brain disorder that can be diagnosed in children from 3-6 years of age, is characterized by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. The CDC reports that approximately 11% of American children aged 4-17 years live with ADHD, while the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that 50% of children with ADHD in this country still have the condition as adults. It should be noted that people with ADHD are prone to have another type of anxiety or mental illness, such as depression, more than other individuals. Because the symptoms of ADHD and depression can be similar, it is important to get a correct diagnosis.
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P.S. The use of medication for ADHD can make a diagnosis of depression more difficult.