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Childhood Trauma and ADHD: A Complete Overview & Clinical Guidance

ADHD and trauma can also present similar symptoms, which may complicate assessment. Trauma, if present with ADHD, can exacerbate ADHD symptoms.

At the same time, ADHD may also increase the risk of exposure to trauma.Our increasing knowledge of trauma’s impact necessitates trauma-informed approaches to ADHD assessment and treatment. For clinicians, especially, it’s critical to understand what traumatic stress does to the brain, what may constitute trauma (including who is more at risk for experiencing unique traumatic stressors), and how to protect young patients against it.Traumatic stress, apart from other factors like premature birth, environmental toxins, and genetics, is associated with risk for ADHD.

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