Psychiatric comorbidities are common in individuals with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). The following slides feature prevalence rates for common comorbid mental health disorders in children and adults diagnosed with ADHD, including anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, personality and bipolar disorders, as well as the risks for those with ADHD to develop an eating disorder or substance use disorder.

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Common Psychiatric Comorbidities in Children & Adults with ADHD

Anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, depression, intellectual or learning disabilities, eating and substance use disorders are prevalent in both children and adults diagnosed with ADHD.

  • Children and adolescents may also experience speech problems and conduct disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder
  • Adults may also experience phobias and PTSD

The following slides delve into specific prevalence rates and risks for each.

Updated: Jun 15, 2021
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