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ADHD vs. Bipolar Disorder
futilethewinds posted:
I've always had a textbook case of ADHD, but I also always thought it might be possible I was bipolar, because I had rapid mood swings and struggled with depression all my life.

Now I'm experiencing my first manic episode.

I've already read WebMD's article on the matter, but I need more resources on distinguishing ADHD from Bipolar Disorder... can you folks help me out?
momuv4girls responded:
ADHD is a common co-morbid condition for those diagnosed bipolar. A real good Psychiatrist should be able to evaluate you, your symptoms, and history and tease out what is what.

I believe its really important to get a correct diagnosis, because most ADHD meds can cause mania, risk taking behaviors, and an increase in anxiety.

Here is are a few articles to explore:

Take care,

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