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Old 12-15-11, 09:03 PM
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Anxiety symptoms = ADHD symptoms?

Is it true that anxiety can cause very similar symptoms as ADHD? i.e. poor memory, hyperfocus, interrupting, distraction, chaotic thoughts, inability to put intentions into action, impulsivity, and the like.
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Re: Anxiety symptoms = ADHD symptoms?

It probably can. Long term anxiety is bad for the brain. My doctor says all my Anxiety stems from my unmedicated ADHD.
I will see if my anxiety levels drop once I get medicated again.
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Re: Anxiety symptoms = ADHD symptoms?

In a word, yes. That's absolutely true. It's sort of a double whammy if you have ADHD fueling anxiety, anxiety making us squirrellier, squirrellies making us anxious, etc.

See, and they try to say perpetual motion is only theoretical.... it works just dandy in my head, ha!
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Re: Anxiety symptoms = ADHD symptoms?

What this new therapist is suggesting is that my husband does not in fact have ADHD but instead has chronic anxiety stemming from a traumatic childhood. He did have a traumatic childhood and does have anxiety, but I'm wondering if anxiety could in fact look so much like classic ADHD that he could have been misdiagnosed as having ADHD.
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Re: Anxiety symptoms = ADHD symptoms?

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What this new therapist is suggesting is that my husband does not in fact have ADHD but instead has chronic anxiety stemming from a traumatic childhood. He did have a traumatic childhood and does have anxiety, but I'm wondering if anxiety could in fact look so much like classic ADHD that he could have been misdiagnosed as having ADHD.
Who diagnosed the adhd? You would want to discuss _the diagnosis with that person rather than a therapist who is not a specialist.
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Re: Anxiety symptoms = ADHD symptoms?

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Who diagnosed the adhd? You would want to discuss _the diagnosis with that person rather than a therapist who is not a specialist.
agreed!

having ADHD in it of itself can be rather traumatic. when I was little I was super hyper sensitive, I'd lose my marbles when my brother would tell me he was going to sell me to gypsies!

(in hindsight, my reaction may have traumatic for my brother, ha!)

he really needs to see a nuero psych and have a Conner's Continuous Performance Test and a Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Those two tests were integral in diagnosing my adult adhd.

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Re: Anxiety symptoms = ADHD symptoms?

Therapists!!!! This is wrong and a terrible thing to do to a client. Why does the therapist think there is no adhd present? I will second that having adhd makes for a traumatic childhood.. Somehow I think she is not qualifies to diagnose or does not know much about adhd.
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