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Other Disorders Associated with ADHD

Some kids may also develop other disorders associated with ADHD. The most common disorders affecting kids with ADHD are listed below.

Learning Disability

A kid with ADHD may have learning disability in preschool. They may feel difficulty in expressing themselves in words or may have problems in understanding certain words or sounds. They may also have difficulty in learning to read, write, spell, math, and using language to communicate.

Anxiety and Depression

Kids may also develop anxiety and depression. Thus, treating ADHD can help to reduce the other forms of disorder.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Thus, the kids with ADHD may develop this condition and then often argue with others, refuse to obey the rules, become rebellious, and overly stubborn.

Bipolar Disorder

Kids with ADHD may develop this condition and show extreme moods. For example, a kid’s mood may be highly elevated, and within a short time period they may go into depression.

Conduct Disorder

This is the most serious disorder that can trouble kids or teens. If kids develop this condition, then they may show certain behavioral changes such as stealing, fighting, lying, or bullying others. They may tend to break into homes, destroy property, or use or carry weapons. They may also tend to use illegal substances, and get into trouble with the police and the law.

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a brain disorder. Very few kids may have this disorder, but those who develop this may also have ADHD. The individual who has this disorder may show repetitive mannerisms, facial twitches, grimacing and nervous tics. Some may frequently sniff, snort, or clear their throats, or use inappropriate words or bark out. These conditions and behaviors can be minimized with medication.

Kids and teens with ADHD may also show some of the following disorders such as bed-wetting, sleep disorder, illnesses, substance abuse, etc.

Individuals who have ADHD need to be under medication to reduce and minimize other disorders and symptoms associated with ADHD.

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