Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken For ADHD

Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken For ADHD.

Trauma and ADHD have diverse diagnostic criteria, but some of the symptoms can be misinterpreted for one or the other. Particularly in an educational environment, it is likely that initial symptoms of severe adversity could be misdiagnosed as ADHD. This article tracked a pediatrician, Dr Nicole Brown’s journey as she attempted to differentiate the two among her many young patients who had been referred to her for the latter illness. Patience in history-taking of the child’s background is always of the essence in order to uncover any indications of trauma.

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