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depressionDepression is one of the conditions that always runs alongside ADHD - even if you don't fully qualify to wear the official depression badge. The other is anxiety.

I have listed most of the conditions that commonly co-occur with ADHD here. You will find stories about these conditions in this section. The conditions are listed in no particualr order.

Bi-polar and it's different flavours, Dysthemia and Cyclothymia, and the appropriately named SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Two conditions that occur on their own but are often severely aggravated by ADHD symptoms are the monthly Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS. This occurs only in women

The other is postpartum depression, that (usually) 6 week-long period after the birth of a child. There are other conditions that can occur, but these are the ones that most impact on ADDers, and are impacted by ADHD

For context and an overiview of ADHD and Co-Occuring Conditions click here


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Know The Jargon - ADHD Acronyms

Here are some of the common ADHD acronyms and what they mean

ADDer - a person who has ADHD or ADD

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

SCT - Sluggish Cognitive Tempo - new name for ADD

ODD - Oppositional Defiance Disorder

CD - Conduct Disorder

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Bi-polar - Bi-polar Disorder, used to be Manic-Depression

SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder

PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder


ACT -  Action Consequence Trigger - monitoring forms devised and supplied by Living ADDventure®


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