As many as 80% of people with ADHD will have at least one other psychiatric condition in their lifetime. Just as untreated ADHD can lead to unnecessary problems in everyday life, comorbid conditions can cause a tremendous amount of harm in those with ADHD if left undiagnosed and untreated. On the surface, SAD and ADHD can sometimes look alike. We will discuss The following and few ways symptoms of ADHD and SAD overlap. As always this episode will include tips and ways to help minimize the suffering of Social Anxiety!
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