Depression 

​If you feel "down" or no longer enjoy doing things you used to like to do for at least 2 weeks, talk to your doctor. 

Depression is related to weight gain or weight loss, sleeping difficulty or sleeping too much, fatigue, forgetfulness, and suicide. 

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADHD includes impulsivity and restlessness that results in functional impairment. 

Your doctor will ask you about: 

  1. Hyperactivity symptoms - restlessness, constant activity, tendency to choose very active jobs

  2. Impulsivity symptoms - quitting jobs, overreaching to frustrations

  3. Inattention symptoms - procrastination, difficulty making decisions, poor time management, difficulty in organizing activities 

Treatment includes pharmacological interventions (ie amphetamines, antidepression, SSRI) and cognitive-behavioral therapy