Mental Health and ADHD

AnxietyBC

If you or your child experiences anxiety, the AnxietyBC website is a great resource for learning more about anxiety and how you can manage it in your daily life. Their website includes educational videos, a MindShift app which is designed to help teens copy with anxiety, and other resources on anxiety disorders.

This website also includes resouces in Punjabi, Chinese, and French.

What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is very common. About 1 in 50 school aged children had parent reported ASD in 2011-2012. There have been changes in DSM-5 with the category of Autism Spectrum Disorder being introduced  which includes Autistic disorder, Asperger’s disorder, Rett’s disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS from DSM-IV. 

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What is OCD?

OCD, otherwise know as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts and repetitive behaviors. GME has produced an infographic that provides a very visual resource for general information on OCD.

Note: This infographic includes American statistics.

What are Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses globally. There is no test for anxiety disorders like panic disorder, PTSD,OCD or social anxiety disorder and the diagnosis is based on a good history and examination. 

GME has produced an infographic that provides a very visual resource for general information on Anxiety Disorders.

Note: This infographic includes American statistics.

Depression or ADHD, Chicken or Egg?

In this brief article, Dr. Goulston notes how adults with ADHD can often be overlooked and diagnosed with depression, when in fact, they have ADHD.

It is important to keep in mind that depression or depressive symptoms can be a common outcome of untreated ADHD because these individuals are struggling to function in their daily lives and often experience a sense of failure.

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