Comorbid refers to conditions that go along with the primary problem, in our case ADD or ADHD. This is not a list of our problems, but of diagnoses that often accompany them:
1. Depression – our problems set us up to get depressed – so many failures, frustrations, and assaults on our self esteem, which is often low to begin with.
2. Anxiety, with or without panic attacks – we often feel so much pressure to perform, and that we are not cutting it or else are not going to, and we get frantic and —
3. Addictions — many possible explanations, but we do have a higher rate of addiction than the vanilla people
4. Learning disorders – often dyslexia, sometimes dysgraphia (have you every seen my handwriting?)
There may be others. I think depression is the most common. I plan to address these issues further, including the question – which do you treat first, the ADD or the comorbid problem? Next time.
Following up on ADD or ADHD and money management, there are a lot of good blogs if you google that. Here’s one:
I could have ADDed (unintended pun) some strategies that involve involving another person.