Many children with ADHD also struggle with anxiety that can be quite debilitating. Doctors often treat both with medication but this can be tricky. Stimulants, often used to treat ADHD, can increase anxiety. Simultaneously, some medications used to treat anxiety can increase some symptoms of ADHD such as impulse control. Some doctors, therefore, recommend treating the most debilitating condition first. Other doctors treat ADHD and anxiety simultaneously. Because treatment with medication can be so tricky, finding a doctor who specializes in these areas is ideal when possible.
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