Researchers found that some people are misdiagnosed with ADHD when it's actually OCD causing issues with focus and behavior, both disorders have similar symptoms.
Reuven Dars, PhD., and his team found individuals with ADHD tend to act more impulsively when it comes to taking risks, and they rarely consider the repercussions of such actions. On the other hand, people with OCD tend to dwell on the consequences of their actions, which may cause them to struggle when it comes to decision-making. The researchers also found in real life scenarios individuals with ADHD had more difficulty with impulse control.
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