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Distinguishing ADHD from OCD Critical to Treatment Success

PsychCentral.com

Two relatively common disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), both often include symptoms of impaired attention, memory, or behavioral control.

In a new study, clinical psychologist Dr. Reuven Dar of Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences argues that these two neuropsychological disorders have very different roots — and there are enormous consequences if they are mistaken for each other.

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