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How ADHD and PTSD are different?

What are ADHD and PTSD?

  • It’s not uncommon for mental health professionals to misread symptoms — to mistake signs of hysteria or mood disorder for ADHD, or conversely to misdiagnose a learning disorder or autism spectrum disorder as ADHD. We call these ‘differential diagnoses.’ To complicate matters, ADHD can also co-exist with nearly any disorder.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can also be the foremost difficult co-occurring or medical diagnosis for clinicians to acknowledge and treat alongside ADHD. Experienced professionals struggle to decipher the differences and overlapping similarities between the two conditions. Misconceptions about both amplify this confusion. Therapists and prescribers often get trapped in their theories and don’t look beyond what they think is clear.

What is its comorbidity?

  • The existence of ADHD and PTSD comorbidity cognitive symptoms is usually related to higher PTSD and unsatisfactory treatment results. While treatments for the avoidance and re-developing of symptoms associated with PTSD are readily available, substantial gaps can exist within the treatment of the cognitive deficits often related to PTSD. Primary outcome measures are going to be ADHD cognitive symptom reduction and quality of life improvement.

  • The result of the proposed research is going to be significant because it provides a knowledge domain to assist in determining who is in danger of developing treatment resistance among PTSD patients, thereby allowing the development of early intervention strategies. More importantly, this clinical test may immediately benefit Veterans by enhancing their cognitive function, reducing