More than two-thirds of individuals with ADHD have at least one other co-occurring mental health condition. These include neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and Tourette syndrome, behavioral and mood disorders like depression and oppositional defiant disorder, and other conditions including anxiety, sleep disorders or substance use problems. The resources below focus on complex ADHD, the symptoms involved when various conditions coexist with ADHD, and the possible treatments for these mental health conditions.
2022 Annual International Conference on ADHD
ADHD and the Anxiety Spectrum: Effective, Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing Worry, Social Distress, Perfectionism, and Procrastination in Children, Teens, and Young Adults
Sharon Saline, PsyD, describes how anxiety works in the brain and body and shares practical tools for addressing general anxiety and related conditions.
Other sessions and handouts from the 2022 Annual International Conference on ADHD are available, including these:
- ADHD and Trauma
Tonya Miles, PsyD, explores the impact of trauma impact on individuals with ADHD, the vulnerabilities they experience, and treatment strategies for co-occurring ADHD and trauma.
- Neurology, Trauma and Substance Use: A Systemic Dilemma
Mary K. Dolson, MSW, gives insights into the experience of individuals affected by the intersection of neurology, trauma, and substance use, and how their needs can be met by mental health providers, coaches, and educators.
- Effective Responses to Challenging Behaviors: Staying Connected to Children and Teens
Tish Taylor, PhD, discusses how parents and healthcare providers can increase positive emotional connections with children and teens who have behavioral and emotional challenges.