Short answer – most definitely! Well
more precisely, the drive and
motivation to avoid it.
There is no such thing as a living
human being without drive and
motivation. Even the most depressed
person lying in bed for days, months
or years is behaving according to a
learned response by the brain –
motivated to serve the human being
in the best way it possibly can, given
the context and circumstances that it
is in. The brain's job is to keep us
Getting an accurate diagnosis which takes into consideration both the ADHD and the anxiety disorder or depression is not always a simple matter. Frequently, ADHD may be diagnosed, while the anxiety disorder or depression may be overlooked or the opposite may also be true. In either case, when only one piece of the puzzle is being addressed, individuals seeking treatment may continue to suffer and may not receive the necessary help that they need.
The classic symptoms of ADHD – such as an inability to focus, disorganization, restlessness, and difficulty following through on tasks and remembering details – can cause behavioral, emotional, social, vocational and academic problems for adults in numerous realms of their lives. Impairments in interpersonal relations are not uncommon and can negatively impact both family life and employment opportunities. As a result of these difficulties, many adults with ADHD experience frustration, low self-esteem, and feelings of failure.