ADHD and posttraumatic stress disorder

@article{Ford2009ADHDAP,
  title={ADHD and posttraumatic stress disorder},
  author={Julian D. Ford and Daniel F. Connor},
  journal={Current Attention Disorders Reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={60-66}
}
  • J. FordD. Connor
  • Published 10 May 2009
  • Psychology
  • Current Attention Disorders Reports
Children and adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for exposure to psychological trauma but not for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ADHD and PTSD may co-occur in children and adults. This article summarizes evidence of the phenomenologic, diagnostic, and neurobiologic independence of these two disorders. Assessment of ADHD should include screening for psychological trauma history and PTSD. When comorbidity occurs… 

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