ADHD Comorbidities

"Comorbidities" are conditions that co-occur in a single person at the same time. This can be anything from Anxiety to IBS to Fibromyalgia. A survey was conducted for ADHDers to participate in and they selected the conditions they have in addition to their ADHD. The results are shown in the following charts. 

Survey Demographics

Number of participants: 131

Summary:

  • 96.95% of respondents reported at least one Mental Health comorbidity (Neurological/Psychiatric)

  • 46.56% reported at least one Developmental Condition; 14.50% reported two or more

  • 37.40% reported at least one joint, muscular, or skeletal-related condition; 12.98% reported two or more

  • 58.01% reported at least one Gastrointestinal comorbidity; 28.24% reported two or more

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Figure 1: Prevalence of mental health comorbidities among people with ADHD. Of the 131 responses, Anxiety was the most commonly reported Mental Health comorbidity at 77.9%. Following Anxiety, Depression and Eating Disorders were also common at 57.3% and 26.7%, respectively. Not shown in Figure 1: 3.8% reported Dissociative Amnesia, 3.10% Antisocial Disorder, 2.3% Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), 2.3% Psychosis, and 0.8% reported Epilepsy.  

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Figure 2: Prevalence of Developmental Conditions among people with ADHD. 19.1% of all participants reported Dyscalculia, a condition that complicates one's understanding and comprehension of mathematical equations and reasoning. Following Dyscalculia, Stuttering and Selective Mutism were also reported at 13% and 12.2%, respectively. Developmental disorders are not correlated with one's level of intelligence. 

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