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Distinguishing ADHD from OCD Critical to Treatment Success

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD) are two different neuropsychological disorders with similar symptoms: impaired attention, memory, or behavioral control. Despite their similar symptoms, Dr. Reuven Dar from Tel Aviv University’s School of Psychological Sciences claims that the disorders have different roots. If one is mistaken for the other, there can be “enormous consequences.” Distinguishing between the two is possible. Studies show that people with ADHD are risk-takers, impulsive, and rarely concerned with consequences. People with OCD, on the other hand, are too concerned about consequences. Ritalin is often prescribed to people with ADHD. A psychostimulant, Ritalin exacerbates OCD behavior, making symptoms worse. Correct diagnosis is crucial for successful treatment.

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