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Depression With ADHD

Posted on: May 29th, 2023

Many people already know that ADHD often comes with anxiety as a companion, but did you know that depression likes to join along too? According to verywellmind.com, depression is 10 times more likely in teens with ADHD and three times more likely in adults with ADHD. Warm and sunny weather is arriving, but depression is still a daily struggle.

For Starters

Assuming your depression is not triggered by this time of year (which can happen too), increased amounts of sunlight can help in your quest to feel better. What probably won’t help is more time watching TV or using the computer, which has shown links to depression. The symptoms can be hard to fight, but here are some steps that can get you started:

  • Make small goals and praise yourself for reaching them. You got out of bed? Cool. You got a shower? Even better. You got food? Look at you go!
  • Get some exercise- walking counts, even if it’s a loop around the house. 
  • Spend some time in nature. Look at a flower or a tree, maybe listen to birds or crickets. Scientists aren’t sure why, but nature helps us think and feel better.

What Else Can You Do?

Therapy is an important tool for supporting health. At Sound Health Counseling Solutions, we’ll help you figure out which parts of you are really you, and which parts are who depression thinks you are. Reach out today so we can help you get on track to being your best You!