Attention Deficit Disorder Related Disorders

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Attention deficit disorder accompanies other disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Other disorders often accompany attention deficit disorder once the diagnosis is confirmed. The following are some of the more common disorders that accompany attention deficit disorder.

Anxiety Disorder and Depression

Nearly 18 million plus people who are suffering from attention deficit disorder are also suffering from Anxiety Disorder and Depression. Good news is that approximately 90 percent of those who seek help for anxiety and depression improve.

And those who have effective attention deficit disorder help get a handle not only on their attention deficit disorder symptoms, but also with their anxiety and depression as a result.

Bipolar Disorder

This is noted as a psychiatric illness with some characteristics or symptoms that cross over into the area of attention deficit disorder. Mood swings with extreme highs and lows, and swings in behavior and thinking patterns are the Bipolar disorder symptoms.

Some of these Bipolar disorder symptoms such as high energy level and decreased sleep crossover into the attention deficit disorder area.

Tourette’s Syndrome Disorder

Tourette’s syndrome disorder is also known as Tourette Syndrome, Tourettes and Tourette Spectrum Disorder. This is a neurological disorder with symptoms that can include nervous or habitual mannerisms or muscle contortions, like rapid or exaggerated eye blinking and/ or twitching of parts of the face.

Clearing the throat a lot, sniffing or vocal disruptions or shouting out words are some of the other symptoms of this disorder. Mostly the adults show this disorder than the children.

However, many people who have Tourette’s syndrome also have attention deficit disorder. The good news is that a proper medication can help in the treatment of Tourette’s syndrome and attention deficit disorder behaviors.

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are also referred to as LD. Nearly up to 30 percent of children who have attention deficit disorder are affected with this learning disabilities. Some of the symptoms can include a different interpretation of what is seen or heard or the way things are linked together or connected in the brain.

In other words, it can be a challenge to learn to read and do math if a person with learning disability has to learn with the same tools as the average person without learning disabilities.

There can be speech, learning, skills or other sub-categories or focuses within the disorder. One main type is a reading disorder, dyslexia. Note: up to 8 percent of elementary school children have reading disabilities.

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