"When Anxiety Complicates ADHD"

Children with ADHD and two or more anxiety disorders struggle more

(dailyRx News) Nearly half of all children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also have an anxiety disorder. It’s important to understand how these disorders together affect children.

A recent study investigated how children functioned and how their quality of life was affected if they had both ADHD and anxiety.

“Although anxiety is common in children with ADHD, the influence of anxiety on the broader functioning of children with ADHD has been overlooked,” the authors wrote.

The results showed that children with ADHD and two or more anxiety disorders had a poorer quality of life, poorer functioning and more peer problems than those with one or no anxiety disorders.

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