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Do you have both ADHD and Autism?
Yes 61%  61%  [ 46 ]
No - I only have one of these conditions 32%  32%  [ 24 ]
Just checking and/or I have neither condition 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 75

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11 May 2012, 10:51 pm

Seems that it's quite common for Autistic people to also have ADHD.

How about you?


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12 May 2012, 12:42 am

dunno where to click
does ADD count?
no H... just ADD.. similar, not the same tho



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12 May 2012, 12:56 am

HK416N wrote:
dunno where to click
does ADD count?
no H... just ADD.. similar, not the same tho


ADD is ADHD. There are three subtypes:

ADHD-PH - the hyperactive/impulsive variety. This is usually diagnosed in children who do not yet show inattentive symptoms.
ADHD-PI - the inattentive variety, sometimes referred to as ADD, but is correctly identified as an ADHD subtype. This is someone who shows enough inattentive symptoms for a diagnosis, but not enough hyperactive/impulsive symptoms.
ADHD-Combined - the most common variety. Enough symptoms from both categories.



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12 May 2012, 1:24 am

thx!



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12 May 2012, 2:04 am

Just to clarify, I meant that ADD is also correctly identified as ADHD-PI. Both labels are accurate.

And you're welcome. :)



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12 May 2012, 4:23 am

I have ADHD traits besides ASD, so I voted yes. My symptoms are mild, though.



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12 May 2012, 4:42 am

I don't think I have ADHD.

My friend has ADHD but not Autism (I knew him since he was about 3), but he has some AS traits, like getting obsessed with things and talking about them non-stop.


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12 May 2012, 4:56 am

HK416N wrote:
dunno where to click
does ADD count?
no H... just ADD.. similar, not the same tho


Yes - for the purposes of this poll ADD or ADHD


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12 May 2012, 7:28 am

Many thanks to everyone who has voted and/or commented so far.

Very helpful feedback


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12 May 2012, 7:31 am

yw :)
question what is it for? dr writing paper?



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12 May 2012, 3:08 pm

Um, I not diagnosed with ADHD, but I scored high on the psychiatrist ADHD evaluation test and if I didn't have AS I'd probably be diagnosed with it. Should I vote both?


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13 May 2012, 2:02 am

HK416N wrote:
yw :)
question what is it for? dr writing paper?


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13 May 2012, 2:25 am

Well I don't think it's really as high as 66%. (That's probably a result of more people w/ADHD being interested in this thread.) But obviously we are not alone here... In fact, I often wonder if there is a much closer relationship between ASD and ADHD than we currently know... I wonder if this is not comorbidity of two distinct disorders, but rather, a combination of traits that occur along a single spectrum.



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13 May 2012, 2:36 am

scubasteve wrote:
Well I don't think it's really as high as 66%. (That's probably a result of more people w/ADHD being interested in this thread.) But obviously we are not alone here... In fact, I often wonder if there is a much closer relationship between ASD and ADHD than we currently know... I wonder if this is not comorbidity of two distinct disorders, but rather, a combination of traits that occur along a single spectrum.


Some studies have found as many as 60-75% of people diagnosed with an ASD meeting the criteria for ADHD. Several studies found lower, although I suspect that the lower the percentage, the more likely the study is missing something.



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13 May 2012, 2:43 am

When I was assessed as having Aspergers...NOT the same as a formal diagnosis...just had an interview with an AS specialist who seemed very confident that I had "Aspergers" (even tho this may not exactly be true)..She said that I could not have both AS and ADD..and that my ADD symptoms were part of the Aspergers.....humm........

I am currently being treated for ADD..that is what I have been medicated for ...It does not change the way that I am naturally wired..but ADD meds help so that I can cope a little with the immensity of everything that overwhelms me everyday...since I lead an unusual life...and such...



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13 May 2012, 3:06 am

poopylungstuffing wrote:
When I was assessed as having Aspergers...NOT the same as a formal diagnosis...just had an interview with an AS specialist who seemed very confident that I had "Aspergers" (even tho this may not exactly be true)..She said that I could not have both AS and ADD..and that my ADD symptoms were part of the Aspergers.....humm........


This is largely outdated and invalidated by research over the past decade or two. Some professionals still believe that if you are autistic that any ADHD symptoms are simply part of your ASD - but that's sort of like believing that you can only be autistic if you're nonverbal.