ADHD and Comorbid Conditions

ADHD, the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

So, like… If this is a gift, can I return it?

…Except I lost my receipt. (Because ADHD).

When I was diagnosed with ADHD, I had no idea how much of my previously misdiagnosed or misunderstood conditions were related. I had no concept of how many overlapping conditions there are, and how many of my “quirks” were actually related to ADHD.

Well, now I know.

Once you know, what can you do about it?

Firstly, we educate ourselves to better understand ourselves, or our children or partners. Information allows us to advocate for supports or accommodations, and to develop strategies that work best for us and our divergent brains.

Comorbid disorders can make it more challenging to receive an accurate diagnosis, to receive effective treatment, and to differentiate symptoms from one condition to the next.

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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