News for those with ADHD and Bipolar Disorders

There is a new study about ADHD (Adult ADHD) and Bipolar Disorder. If you have ADHD and Bipolar Disorder you may want to send this study to your doctor. here's the basic information, and a link: (This study was published as an abstract and presented orally at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary as they have not yet been reviewed and published in a peer-reviewed publication.) SAN DIEGO, May 24 -- When attention deficit hyperactivity disorder meets bipolar disorder in an adult, the diagnosis is hard and the course is poorly understood but the co-morbidity appears to exacerbate matters, researchers said here. A systematic review of rates of bipolar disorder and ADHD in adults revealed that co-morbidity ranges anywhere from about 5% to 47%, reported Aliza P. Wingo, M.D., and S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., M.P.H., of Emory University in Atlanta. But patients with the co-morbid conditions may benefit from the addition of bupropion (Wellbutrin) to their antimanic agents, said Dr. Wingo, who co-authored the study with Dr. Ghaemi. The full study review of the study can be downloaded here: APA: Co-Morbid ADHD in Bipolar Adults May Respond To Non-Stimulants Click http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/APA/5764 Co-morbid conditions (ADHD PLUS something else) can be very complicated to treat. A referral from your family doctor to a properly trained psychiatrist is always advised.