ADHD and Anxiety

As I have learnt, ADHD has high comorbidity rates with many other disorders; depression, ODD (oppositional defiance disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), dyslexia, and dyscalculia to name but a few.  Anxiety is one of these linked to ADHD, with a 25% comorbidity rate.  However, anxiety disorders are difficult to recognise as anxiety is often internalized and unless the level of anxiety causes weight loss, sleeplessness or perhaps the refusal to go to school etc, it can often go unmissed.  This can then lead to poor concentration in school or restlessness which can be interpreted as a sign of ADHD.  So, is it ADHD…


The ADHD Brain

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder.  I wish more people understood this.  Simply put it is associated with how the brain develops through childhood.  Research has shown fundamental differences in the brains of people with and without ADHD.  The ADHD Brain is both physically and structurally different.  I was so interested in this that I wanted to know in what ways, and if you do too, please read on! Brain Imaging ADHD Brain Brain imaging is the best way to ‘see’ the brain.  Today we can not only ‘see’ the brain but also watch it in action, incredible. fMRI - Functional Magnetic Resonance…


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