The ADHD and Depression Connection


Thirty percent of people with ADHD will have a depressive episode or a mood disorder. If you have ADHD, your risk of developing depression is four times higher than for those who do not have the disorder. This is due to ADHD-specific risk factors, including differences in brain chemicals and how emotions are processed.

In this video, from his ADDitude webinar entitled "The Connection of Depression and ADHD in Adults: Understanding the Link, Distinctive Symptoms, and First-Line Treatments," Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains why these conditions Commonly comorbid: ADHD and depression – overlap.

Related resources:
1. Self-evaluation: Depression in Adults:
2. Download: How to recognize and treat depression:
3. Read: Depression: when it is more than a symptom of ADHD:

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