ADHD is hard.
It is hard to live with ADHD when you have it.
It is hard to live with ADHD when your friends and family have it.
It is hard to accurately diagnose sometimes, and it is hard to find treatments that work –because everyone is different and how the ADHD affects them is different.
But, ADHD by itself can seem simple compared to ADHD with comorbidities.
Comorbidities are ADHD’s mean, ugly cousin who came to visit and just won’t leave.
Comorbidities take a condition that is complicated but successfully treatable in 50% or more of the cases and make it incredibly complicated to live with and medicate.
The definition of comorbidity is “an additional condition” or “two conditions coexisting at the same time.”
By itself ADHD can be life-threatening –or at least the side effects of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD: suicide, car accidents, drug abuse, etc.
But comorbidities complicate everything. Continue reading “ADHD Comorbidities That Parents Should Be Aware Of”