Other Co-Morbidities

There is a clear link between ADHD and Psychological challenges such as Depression, Anxiety, and Dyslexia. There is also a strong association between ADHD and Somatic Conditions including Migraine, Sleep Disorders, Coeliac, Asthma and Obesity. Other Somatic disorders that are linked to ADHD include Gastrointestinal Disorders, Autoimmune Disease, and Musculo Skeletal difficulties.

Psychological/Neurological Challenges Include:
  • Auditory Processing Disorder: Auditory processing deficits have been found in 50% of children with ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders: occurs in 35% of people with ADHD
  • Depression: 70% of people diagnosed with ADHD may experience depression in their lifetime. Depression is 3 times more prevalent in adults with ADHD compared to adults without ADHD.
  • Dyslexia: 50% of people with ADHD have Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia: 50% of people with ADHD have dyspraxia
  • Eating Disorders: These are four times more likely in ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Disorder: 40% of people with ADHD are over-responsive to sensory inputs
Somatic Challenges Include:
  • Asthma: People with Asthma are 45% more likely to have ADHD
  • Allergic Rhinitis (hayfever): Sufferers are 50% more likely to have ADHD
  • Auto Immune Disease: Children with Auto Immune disease are 24% more likely to develop ADHD.
  • Diabetes Type 2: ADHD adults are twice as likely to develop Diabetes type 2 and 72% more likely if aged over 50, than someone without ADHD.
  • Hypermobility: This occurs in 74% of children with ADHD
  • Migraine: Sufferers are 4 times more likely to have ADHD
  • Obesity: Adults with ADHD are 4 times more likely to become obese than those without ADHD
  • Psoriasis: This is 30% more likely in ADHD males and 50% more likely in ADHD females
  • Sleep Disorders: 75% of people with ADHD have difficulties with sleep
  • Ulcerative Colitis: This is twice as prevalent in those with ADHD

"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it."