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What medical conditions can occur with ADHD?

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It is also quite common for other medical conditions to occur along with ADHD. In fact, it has been estimated that nearly 75% of adults with ADHD have another condition that complicates the diagnosis and management of the ADHD. For example, some studies have shown:

  • Mood disorders, like depression and bipolar disorder, exist in 19% to 37% of adults with ADHD.
  • Anxiety problems exist in 25% to 50% of adults with ADHD.
  • Alcohol abuse exists in 32% to 53% of adults with ADHD.
  • Other types of substance abuse, including marijuana and cocaine use, occur in 8% to 32% of adults with ADHD.
  • Twenty percent of adults with ADHD also have learning disabilities, particularly problems like dyslexia.

From: Conditions Similar to ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control. Strine TW., , April 2006. Epub, March 15, 2006. Prev Chronic Dis

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control. Strine TW., , April 2006. Epub, March 15, 2006. Prev Chronic Dis

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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