ADHD and Related Conditions/Parent Support and Adults with ADHD Group Meeting

Does your child/spouse/or yourself seem to suffer from more than just ADHD symptoms?  Are you thinking that perhaps there is "another" elephant in the room?  While many times ADHD comes with an additional diagnosis, it's when this co-occurring issue is successfully treated along with the ADHD that parents and partners can appreciate real symptom relief.  Come and learn how you can identify and get help for the issues that are "along for the ride" with ADHD.

Across the lifespan, individuals affected by ADHD are at an increased risk of experiencing additional cognitive, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Dealing with “ADHD Plus” presents real challenges to individuals and families.
Around two-thirds of children with ADHD have at least one other disorder along with, or "coexisting" with, ADHD. Disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, tics and Tourette syndrome, and learning disabilities are among the most common conditions that co-occur in children with ADHD.
The lives of most adults with ADHD are complicated by overlapping symptoms of such conditions as anxiety, depression, or substance use.
Overlapping symptoms can make it difficult to get a correct diagnosis, which adds to the complexity of effective treatment. Accurate diagnosis by a skilled clinician is important, because treatment can only be as good as the diagnosis on which it is based. The clinician must discern whether a symptom belongs to ADHD, to another disorder, or to both simultaneously. Be sure to ask your clinician about the possibility of coexisting disorders.
HAVE QUESTIONS? We can help. Learn more about ADHD and related conditions at Monmouth Ocean CHADD’s next meeting this Monday, April 28, 2014.  Don't Miss this one!

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  • Eva O.

    What do you suspect is along for the ride with your child's ADHD diagnosis?

    April 23

    • Eva O.

      Thank you For replying. I hear that Christine!! Even after 13 years, some of my extended family, although they won't challenge me on it, actively avoid my son and treat him like he has leprosy.
      I suppose that they might also have similar issues and spent a lifetime viewing them as "circumstances"­ and not as a collection of traits. I have a relative who is so ADHD , but at his age, he makes it all look like it was just "life" happening to him.
      Some people will always "not be ok with it" for fear that it might reveal things within them they are scared to face. It's like when you look at those pictures that you see one picture one way and by flipping perspective, see an entirely different picture. The hope is that our close family and friends eventually see both pictures and decide to support us with that new perspective. Don't give up, education about ADHD is your armor. Looking forward to Monday!!!

      2 · April 24

    • Eva O.

      Hi Christine!
      How are you doing? Hope all is well. If you can spare a few minutes to chat call me at[masked] tomorrow or when you can.
      Till then take care,

      May 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok to bring my kids?

    April 28

  • Linda V.

    Welcome to our new Meetup members and greetings to our regulars!! Looking forward to seeing and speaking with you tonight! We will have support groups for both the families of kids with ADHD, as well as for adults living with ADHD, or married to ADHD! Be well and live courageously!

    1 · April 28

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