ADHD and Bipolar Spectrum Disorder? Are they related?

Researchers across the globe are trying to determine if a relationship exists between bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSDs) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Results are conflicting and limited in scope with many of the studies being conducted on children who have a diagnosis of one or both of the conditions. Long term assessments, studies of adults, or projects that evaluate the general population are less common. As a result, it is not clear how frequently BPSDs and ADHD concurrently arise among the general public.
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