ADHD & Depression

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Registered: 11-13-2008
ADHD & Depression
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 10:18am

A recent study has found a link between ADHD and depression, here is a link for more information:

I know that my dh and I really watch my son's negativity, he can be very down on life in general, so we try to work with him on that.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 6:34pm

This information (via the link on the IVillage page) is important for people to know if their child is at higher risk than average too - particularly those children of mothers who were diagnosed with depression.

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Registered: 03-25-2008
Mon, 10-11-2010 - 1:54pm

Definitely have seen the risk ourselves. Our seven-year-old has ADHD, depression and OCD (in remission currently). He took Celexa when his OCD was at its peak and we now use it for the depression. It's made a big difference. No more glass-half-empty attitude that sucked the joy out of everything. We're so glad he was already seeing a psychiatrist for treatment for the ADHD to catch the other conditions, too.

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Registered: 11-27-2004
Sat, 10-16-2010 - 11:17pm

My son is 10 & I worry about him getting depressed.He will say he hates this world (even has our 4 year old saying it sigh),hates his life and one time said he'd rather be dead (he didn't meant it-was frustrated but we are still starting counsling for him).I don't want him to even get depressed/sad.The signs in kids can be so different than adults.He loves playing outside and is so happy with his friends but seems worried when he's at home/has quiet time or nothing to do.He doesn't talk a ton and rarely shares even fun stories.You know how most boys/men are! It's hard as a parent to know what's normal and not.