Does anyone diagnosed with OCD feel like they share a lot of symptoms to ADHD???

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


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  • Soara


    I've been diagnosed with both and can't tell what's what

  • galaxysedqe


    i'm diagnosed with both! in my case they present with extremely similar symptoms, but i can't speak for everybody

  • Marisapaige1


    I’m diagnosed adhd and feel like I share a lot of symptoms w ocd😅

  • Serenity_Love


    I have both OCD and ADHD so lol yeah it's a blast! 😅

  • cilantrohater


    yes. I’m almost convinced I have adhd but then also idk if my brain is just exhausted from the amount of anxiety I have rn

    • Rhoda


      I second that. I've never been diagnosed with ADHD as far as I know, and the OCD has been since I was a kid. I'm a nervous ball of energy, I don't know what's what. I also have PTSD and I'm in recovery so there's a lot going on up there.

  • Marx_Vulture


    I've been diagnosed with both and find them pretty distinct personally.

  • Perfectionist27


    I do and i talked to my therapist and psychiatrist about it and think its deff possible and since im having problems focusing and studying for my board exam i was given Quelbree to try and im nervous about how it would affect me like side effect wise and sincs I have anxiety, ocd, depression etc already

  • keropel


    I think a lot of mental conditions heighten eachother, and ADHD and OCD definitely make a formidable pair

  • Mazzyllene


    Yes, they have strong similarities. The biggest distinction is in the compulsions and ritualistic behaviors that comes with OCD.

  • milked_rice


    Haha yeah oops

  • TheUglyDuckling


    That is normal. It is common for people to have combinations of mental illnesses like that. Ocd and adhd mostly go together along with Tourette’s Syndrome as well. And some people have other combined illness. Like people who are sociopathic will often also have borderline personality disorder and maybe narcissism. And sometimes doctors will group the mental illnesses under a term of their own. Bipolar and schizophrenia together are called schizoaffective disorder. I had to learn about that also.

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