arieladhd avatar
arieladhd
1
9 months ago

Link between ADHD and PTSD

I was reading that people with ADHD have can have stronger psychological symptoms stemming from trauma: We are 4 times as likely to develop PTSD. And you’re twice as likely to develop ADHD if you’ve survived a trauma. This is fascinating but researchers are still working to understand the link.

yvonkila avatar
yvonkila
8mo

Idk which came first cause I’ve had trauma since I was like 9 but all my diagnosis’ are shit tbh 🥲

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northernqueen
8mo

Yeah, I got told my PTSD is more intense for me because of having ADHD. Emotional regulation is a big thing I struggle with as part of my ADHD so I guess it makes sense that I’d be more likely to get PTSD from a traumatic event since I’m already more easily overwhelmed

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spiderplantt
8mo

Yes, and, ADHD is a neurobiological condition so can't be *caused* by trauma, although trauma symptoms could look like ADHD (but then the ADHD symptoms would go away once the trauma is treated). People with ADHD are more likely to experience relational trauma because we struggle so much more than neurotypical people do in this world. Kids with ADHD get so much more criticism, and quite frankly are more likely to be abused/maltreated in both overt and covert ways. If this was a reading by Gabor Mate do yourself a favor and burn it 😅 he's awful.

ADHDee84 avatar
ADHDee84
8mo

I can confirm this, based on having PTSD.

brobbins avatar
brobbins
8mo

Same

ameliabjorn avatar
ameliabjorn
8mo

Yeah, looking back at my childhood can confirm this theory lol

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chiquitabananna
8mo

Thank you for sharing

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