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Study: PTSD Found in 84% of Adults with ADHD Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

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May 18, 2020Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is almost ubiquitous in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are seeking treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a new study of 551 hospital patients in France.

Researchers studied patient questionnaires factoring in age, gender, marital status, lifetime trauma exposure, and self-reported adult ADHD; the results confirmed that PTSD was highly correlated with ADHD in patients hospitalized for AUD and may indicate a specific subpopulation.This research is the latest in a growing number of studies that reveal an association between ADHD and PTSD in both children and adults.1  The DSM-5 establishes 17 symptoms of PTSD that occur in the aftermath of a

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