Comorbid —- ADD Tip o the day 257

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.

doug                                                                                                                                                       add, adhd, coping with add, coping with adhd, living with add, living with adhd, add and depression, adhd and depression

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.

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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