Is it ADHD, Anxiety, or Both?

Is it ADHD, Anxiety, or Both?

By Dr. Peter Klapper Ph.D.

You have trouble concentrating at work and have been making some careless errors. Making matters worse, your boss is starting to notice, which is causing you to fret about your future with the company.

When un- or undertreated, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder marked by trouble concentrating, sitting still, and/or controlling impulsive behaviors, often continues into adulthood, and it tends to travel with anxiety.

ADHD versus anxiety?
Close to 50 percent of adults with ADHD also have an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Sometimes the anxiety is a result of living with ADHD and worrying about the toll that your symptoms can take on you day-to-day. Other times, anxiety can exist independently of your ADHD and its symptoms.

Medication can be a godsend for both conditions, but these drugs do confer their fair share of side effects. For example, stimulants, which are considered the first-line treatment for ADHD, are excellent at controlling symptoms but can cause decreased appetite, weight loss, and trouble sleeping. Anti-anxiety medications may cause insomnia, headaches, nausea, and diarrhea, and can also diminish sexual interest and desire.

This is why there has been such a surge of interest in natural remedies for both ADHD and anxiety disorders.

To the rescue: Forces of Nature's Focus More Brain Performance Enhancer.  Homeopathic medicinal plants like scutellaria, taraxacum, brahmi, Lactuca virosa, and verbena work synergistically to sharpen focus and improve memory, minus the side effects associated with stimulant medications.

And if anxiety symptoms are getting in the way of doing the things you love, Forces of Nature's Calm Mood may help you get your life back. Infused in certified organic French lavender, active ingredients including kava, garlic, holy basil, verbena, and blue skullcap, quell anxiety, stress, and irritability quickly, without side effects associated with prescription meds.

Both remedies are given as drops underneath your tongue at the first sign or symptom and can be repeated every 15 minutes until your symptoms subside. Follow the exact instructions on the label for best results and always let your doctor know about everything you are taking to treat your symptoms.

There’s more you can do to treat your ADHD, anxiety, or both.

Counseling and behavioral therapy can help with anxiety and ADHD. Behavioral therapy might involve assistance with organization. Executive coaches can help you create and stick to routines that can maximize your performance at work or school. Counseling can help you cope with your symptoms and how they affect your interpersonal relationships and your self-esteem.

Stress and relaxation techniques can help take the bite out of anxiety that occurs due to your ADHD symptoms. These can include deep breathing, exercise, yoga, or meditation. The key is to find something that fits into your lifestyle and do it every single day. You'll soon find that the benefits are exponential.

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