Episode 20: What if you have ADHD and PTSD at the same time? If you can't scan your environment because of attention deficit, and are hypervigilant from PTSD - anxiety city!
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and PTSD
ADHD occurs up to 36% of the time in combat veterans with PTSD. Do you have PTSD and ADHD? If so, you'll want to listen in to this episode for sure. Here I discuss the co-association between the two diagnoses.
Hope for PTSD and ADHD
By the time people are far enough along in their PTSD recovery to be addressing attention deficit, they haven't yet come back in a crisis they couldn't handle. Why? Because they have the concentration, energy, motivation and physical moveability to overcome whatever new stressors, or grief awaits them. Now that's hopeful, particularly in a world that tends to focus on only the negative.