Problems Linked to ADHD

Anyone can suffer from depression, anxiety or learning problems. These problems can exist along with ADHD or by themselves. Only through careful diagnosis can the true cause of a person's symptoms be found.

Depression

A depressed adult or child may feel sad most of the time. He or she may have low self-esteem and show little interest in life. The person may eat or sleep more or less than in the past. He or she may withdraw from the rest of the world.

Anxiety

It is normal for adults and children to have fears. But extreme anxiety can make a person scared and too sensitive. He or she may be obsessed with upsetting thoughts. The person may be restless, overactive or withdrawn.

Learning problems

A person with a learning problem may not fully process certain types of information. Some have trouble with what they see. Others have problems with what they hear. For instance, even if a teacher gives clear oral instructions to a student, the message may not register in the child's mind. As a result, the child may struggle with one or more school subjects.