Everything you need to know about ADHD, anxiety, and the common overlap between the two.
The Truth in Numbers
of Americans have a mental health condition, but only 20% of those actually seek treatment.
Whether it’s because of the high cost, inconvenience, or general skepticism, many people ignore mental health conditions entirely—even though treatments are proven effective. We’re on a mission to remove these barriers.
The Mind-Blowing Facts
Anxiety medication isn’t forever
It’s possible to train your brain to learn new skills, making it possible to eventually come off of medication.
Anxiety disorders can be serious
It’s the most common mental health condition in the world, but can be very taxing. It can even shorten your lifespan.
Some of the most successful people in the world have anxiety or ADHD
Think Richard Branson, Ryan Gosling, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Not every child diagnosed with ADHD outgrows it
In fact, 60% still suffer from it in adulthood.
Non-stimulant medications exist for ADHD
They build up in your body over time, and have less side effects than stimulants.
Therapy for ADHD is underestimated
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches people tools to improve their executive functioning and help them cope.
The Truth in Numbers
of people with ADHD have an anxiety disorder.
ADHD vs. Anxiety
We’ve mapped out the differences (and similarities) between the two conditions.
Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to self-diagnose.
What Is It?
ADHD is characterized by inattention and impulsivity. The emotional struggle associated with it stems from the inability to focus.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the world, encompassing several anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder.
Adult ADHD affects 4-5% of the total U.S. population, but more than 80% of adults with ADHD have not been diagnosed or treated.
30% of adults in the U.S. experience an anxiety disorder during their lifetime.
- Unable to focus, sustain attention, or prioritize
- Forget to-do items (like paying bills on time)
- Difficulty making decisions
- Difficulty controlling worry
- On edge, exhausted, tense, irritable
- Unable to focus or be productive
- Easily fatigued