3 thoughts on “Bipolar Disorder and ADHD Combined

  • November 15, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    My son was diagnosed with ADHD, APD at age 6. Now at age 15 he is pychoeffective bipolar type disorder. We have been through a rough two years. I always told the drs. he doesnt have ADHD it is something else. They all thought I was wrong. I wish I was.

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  • March 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    “Extreme focus”, or what ADHD professionals call “hyperfocus” absolutely is a hallmark of ADD/ADHD. (This article suggests this is a characteristic to distinguish what is going on as being Bi-polar Disorder.) The inability to control one’s focus is a key component of ADD/ADHD. Inability to stop focusing on one task or activity can be as debilitating as being unable to focus to begin with.

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  • March 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Don’t agree with your first paragraph that half of child diagnosed with ADHD in children will grow out of it! They may manage it better but they don’t grow out of it.

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