Depression, like anxiety and many other things, is something that can occur along with ADHD. In fact, scientists have found a link between depression and ADHD, as well as between creativity and ADHD.

Depression can happen at any time – even in childhood – and most often happens for no apparent reason. That is, there is no obvious sign, like a death or divorce, that precipitates it.

Some signs of depression include:

If you think that you or someone you love might be depressed, whether or not they have Attention Deficit Disorder, you need to see a doctor right away. Depression is extremely difficult to treat without medication. In addition, you might want to consider adding therapy to the treatment plan; it can make a huge difference.

Winter can be an especially bad time of year for people with depression, mainly because of decreased amounts of sunlight.

Even with treatment, you can expect to have some difficult days. When that happens, there are some things you can try that might help. The biggest challenge is often finding the motivation to actually get up and do them.

Here are some ideas:

Depression seems to be more common among women, especially those of us with ADHD. I know. I’m one of them. I hope this helps.

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