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I want to point out that there are currently more than 450 mental disorders - this is a massive amount! I have included an excerpt below from the Wikipedia page which sets out this controversy and provides a current list for you to peruse

Mood Disorders

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. They occur 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

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the American Psychiatric Association's standard reference for psychiatry which includes over 450 different definitions of mental disorders. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is published by the World Health Organization, and it contains a section on psychological and behavioral disorders. The diagnostic criteria and information in the DSM and ICD are revised and updated with each new version. This list contains conditions which are currently recognised as mental disorders as defined by these two documents.

There is disagreement in various fields of mental health care, including the field of psychiatry, over the definitions and criteria used to delineate various disorders. Of particular concern to some professionals is whether some of these conditions should be classified as 'mental illnesses' at all, and whether they would be better described as neurological disorders, or in other ways. 

The excerpt above was found here: Wikipedia List of Mental Disorders

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Know The Jargon - ADHD Acronyms

Some of the common ADHD acronyms

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


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