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How to tell the difference between ADHD and anxiety and how the two conditions can co-exist – Business Insider Australia

Two very common mental health conditions are attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Both disorders can hinder q…



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  • ADHD and anxiety often co-exist and the disorders can exacerbate each other.
  • Many symptoms of the two disorders can overlap such as trouble concentrating, feeling overwhelmed, irritability, and restlessness.
  • One of the tricky things about having these two conditions is that stimulants used to treat ADHD can exacerbate anxiety.
  • This article was medically reviewed by Zlatin Ivanov, MD, who is certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry by the Amer…

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