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The intimate link between ADHD and autism

Season two, episode eight is here: The Intimate Link Between ADHD and Autism.

You’ve probably heard about the rising rates of both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. Is there any truth to all the talk about an overlap between the two? You can probably tell by the title that, yes, there is! 

Topics discussed also include:

  • The three presentations or subtypes of ADHD
  • Differences between ADHD in kids versus ADHD in adults
  • Some of the main differences and similarities between “ADHDers” and autistic folks
  • Why some experts think that ADHD is a form of autism

If you’d like to know more about this topic, check out:

Heritability of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults” by Isabell Brikell et al.

Overlap between autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Searching for distinctive/common clinical features” by Francesco Craig et al.

The impact of the comorbidity of ASD and ADHD on social impairment” by Christina Harkins et al.

Co-occurrence of ASD and ADHD traits in an adult population” by Maria Panagiotidi et al.

Trait-based dimensions discriminating adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and co-occurring ADHD/ASD” by Artemios Pehlivanidis et al.


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