Did you know that ADHDers are four times more likely to develop depression than neurotypicals? In fact, some experts think that as many as 70 percent of ADHDers will be treated at some point in their lives for depression. Today we continue our series on ADHD and it’s comorbidities, this week discussing depression. Joining us is Lakeisha Love, a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine. Like so much with ADHD, there’s still a lot we’re figuring out when it comes to how depression shows up in the life of an ADHDer. Listen in as Lakeisha Love helps shed some light on what we do know.
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.