Interesting article below that looks at ADHD and how it can also appear as depression. This type of manifestation is different and can lead to false diagnosis of an individual.
The article, “When Depression Is Really Untreated ADHD” by Juliette Virzi discusses how untreated ADHD can cause major issues in life and cause the illusion of depression. This is why it is so important to treat. She states,
“Those who have been diagnosed with ADHD know that with proper treatment (usually therapy and/or medication), it’s possible to live well with ADHD. But sometimes, folks who may not realize they are living with undiagnosed ADHD can experience mental health ramifications they don’t understand. This may lead to feelings of shame or self-condemnation. If you can relate, you’re not alone.”
Undiagnosed ADHD can be a crippling thing to many children and adults. It is imperative to treat when necessary. To read the entire article, please click here
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