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?
Thanks for your Reply!
1 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:ADHD vs. Bipolar DisorderI'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.<br /><br />Now I'm experiencing my first manic episode.<br /><br />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?
Report This| Share this:ADHD vs. Bipolar DisorderADHD 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Here is are a few articles to explore:<br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.adhdnews.com/bipolar.htm">http://www.adhdnews.com/bipolar.htm</a> <br /><br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/2511.html">http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/2511.html</a> <br /><br />Take care,<br />-Kathleen
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