October is ADHD Awareness Month

This October, CADDAC is raising awareness about the additional mental health conditions that often come with an ADHD diagnosis.

Did you know…

  • 80% of adults and 44% of children with ADHD have at least one additional mental health condition .
  • 46% of women are misdiagnosed with another mental health condition disorder before being diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Up to 40% of children and 50% of adults with ADHD also have an anxiety disorder.
  • 40% of individuals with ADHD also have a mood disorder.
  • As many as 50% of individuals with substance use disorder also have ADHD.
  • Early intervention is shown to prevent further mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders.

For more information on ADHD and Mental Health, download our policy paper, watch our videos, or contact our Resource Navigator!

Take part in ADHD Awareness Month!

Raise Awareness

Raise awareness about identifying and treating ADHD early. We have images you can post and share on social media in our Social Media Kit

Write your MP/MPP/MLA

Do your elected officials know how important it is for people with ADHD to have a voice and funding for support? Click below to easily write a letter advocating for more awareness and resources for those who are struggling with the burden of ADHD.

Donate to CADDAC

Your donations help fund programs, support groups, and advocacy initiatives to raise awareness around adult ADHD and provide skills to those in need.

Research tells us that ADHD is rarely diagnosed as a stand-alone disorder. To feel your best, it can be really important to look at the big picture of your ADHD, your co-occurring conditions and symptoms and how both affect your lifestyle, relationships, learning, mental and physical health.

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