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“My Red Flags for Depression Are Easily Mistaken for ADHD”

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ADHD and depression can mimic one another, I’ve often asked myself: How do I know whether I’m depressed or simply struggling with my ADHD brain?There is one key difference between ADHD and depression when it comes to getting things done: interest.

Those of us with ADHD are known for getting bored easily and struggling to do things we don’t find interesting. That’s because we have an interest-based nervous system.

Our brains are literally turned on by novelty, urgency, and passionate interests; when those things are absent, our brains feel like they’re shutting down.Mundane tasks like homework, chores, and paperwork make our brains go dark and cause us to feel terrible.

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