How can one tell the difference between ADHD and manic-depression?
As a child, could not sit still, it started in second grade. I could not stay in seat, blurted out answers, daydreamed uncontrollably, unfocused, lack of concentration, could not read/comprehend until about two months ago (now 53 yrs. old). Slow learner, writing and reading difficulties as a child, full of energy, moving hands constantly, and many more symptoms... never diagnosed as ADHD but think I have had it since childhood. Symptoms persisted to this day but at 23 got labeled manic-depressive.
Recently lost 94 pounds and these same symptoms as a child have resurfaced with the weight loss.
How would I know when not diagnosed as a child? Can anyone tell me the difference between the two?