How childhood trauma could be mistaken for ADHD

Greetings ~ Trauma. It’s masked by all kinds of diagnosis, and often wrongly categorized. This article explains a great deal regarding PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in childhood, misdiagnosis, and how we can become better informed about the experience of people and about our own experience. Is a child suffering from ADHD? Or is a child suffering from poverty, abuse and neglect?

And furthermore, what happens for the child who struggles in school and at home when they grow up? Does ADHD magically disappear? Do symptoms become better managed simply because a person has been living with their suffering longer? Based on my own experience, the answer is no.

 

Please read ~

 

[Photo credit: woodleywonderworks, Flickr] Dr. Nicole Brown’s quest to understand her misbehaving pediatric patients began with a hunch. Brown was completing her residency at Johns Hopkins H…

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