The comorbid connection between ADHD and depression is strong. While both ADHD and depression involve issues related to mood, concentration, and motivation, they do differ. ADHD is a lifelong neurological disorder that impairs executive functions, attention, and self-control; depression is a mood disorder that causes sustained periods of unprovoked sadness, irritability, fatigue, and hopelessness. Lakeisha Love is back for part two of our conversation on ADHD & depression. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about the brain, depression awareness, and we’ll spend a good portion of the show talking about treatment methods.
Having witnessed patients grappling with ADHD challenges in primary care, Lakeisha Love recognized the limitations of diagnosis and treatment in that setting. She decided to align with ADHD Online due to the founders’ personal experiences with ADHD, which drove them to establish a telemedicine company that could offer global accessibility to proper diagnosis and treatment. Lakeisha was drawn to the mission of dismantling mental health stigma surrounding ADHD and believed in the profound positive impact that tailored care could bring to individuals’ adult lives.
This episode discusses the connection between ADHD, depression, suicide and suicide ideation. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, there is help. Call or text the number 988 to connect directly to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. If you do not live in the United States, here is a list of resources for help and support in other countries around the world.