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Idea from Ramon Antonio Matta

Ramon Antonio Matta

Title

Why ADHD and Personality Disorders are Frequently Misdiagnosed

Summary

When emotion dysregulation (ED) is a predominant symptom in children or adults, it is common to diagnose them with a personality disorder, but the explanation could be a neurological condition like ADHD. Still, there are times with a child or adult has co-occurring disorders, which is when a person has both ADHD and a personality disorder. Although ED may be present in these cases, a misdiagnosis could prevent individuals from getting proper treatment.

Author

Ramon Antonio Matta

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • personality disorders
  • emotion dysregulation