More than two-thirds of individuals with ADHD have at least one other coexisting condition. The symptoms of ADHD—constant motion and fidgetiness, interrupting and blurting out, difficulty sitting still and need for constant reminders, etc.—may overshadow these other disorders. But just as untreated ADHD can present challenges in everyday life, other disorders can also cause unnecessary suffering in individuals with ADHD and their families if left untreated. Any disorder can coexist with ADHD, but certain disorders tend to occur more commonly with ADHD. ADHD may coexist with one or more disorders.
For more information, please see Coexisting Conditions as well as these pages:
ADHD and Sleep Disorders
ADHD and Depression
ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
ADHD and Tics and Tourette Syndrome
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Substance Abuse and ADHD