ADHD & PTSD – Understand the Basics

PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) is an anxiety disorder that can be pretty difficult to manage, especially for adults with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Now one is a reaction to trauma while another is a disruptive behavior disorder. So what’s the difference, you may ask?


ADHD – It is neither a mental problem or disorder, in fact, it is one of the most common issues found in children as well as adolescents. Some of its signs and symptoms include:-

  • Trouble in getting organized
  • Reckless driving & traffic accidents
  • Marital trouble
  • Extreme amount of  distraction
  • Poor listening and analytical skills
  • Restlessness
  • Anger & anxiety

PTSD – A person being PTSD affected can be easily triggered by a smell, sound, sight or sensations associated with consciousness or unconsciousness, reactivating psychological responses and the list goes on. Some of its signs and symptoms include:-

  • Flashbacks
  • Accidents
  • Nightmares
  • Substance Abuse
  • Guilt, shame
  • Feelings of mistrust, betrayal
  • Social thoughts and feeling

If you have PTSD or ADHD, here’s what you need to do:-

First, you need to get in touch with a reputable professional who is highly skilled and well experienced in delivering PTSD treatment for its clienteles. Besides, you can go through several informative blogs or ADHD books. Always remember, there is no shame in seeking help.

There are cases when one feels that his PTSD is due to ADHD, then with the help of best ADHD books treat your ADHD first. By doing this, your chances of traumatic events will be reduced to a great extent.

We all are different and therefore, we all react to differently to such events. Some might get traumatized by warm-hearted events and gets shaken off easily while others don’t. Choosing the right ADHD or PTSD treatment is the only way out!

The only thing to remember is, whether it is PTSD or ADHD, they don’t just go away, they need to be managed effectively.



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