Recent research shows that a significant subgroup of people with ADHD has serious difficulties in regulating their emotions. It confirms that, in many cases, psychotherapy – to address emotional regulation issues – has a more important role to play as pat of an overall treatment plan for ADHD.
Many girls with ADHD are left undiagnosed because their symptoms look different. One big difference is that girls are less rebellious, less defiant, and generally less “difficult” than boys. Sadly, they lose out due to their good behavior. Girls with ADHD are more compliant, and are not as easy to spot. Often they are left to drift along from one school year to the next, never working up to their potential and suffering silently. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Quinn discussed the challenges faced by girls with ADHD.
The rate of anxiety disorders is much higher in people with ADHD than in the general public. There is also a higher rate of depression among people who have ADHD than the general population. ADHD often comes with a host of other issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. But depression may be the most life-threatening condition of all.