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why you probably don't have ADD/ADHD

Why You Probably Don’t Have ADD/ADHD

Think you have ADHD/ADD? You're not alone. In this article, I will shine a light on why you probably don't have ADD/ADHD and let you know what might be going on instead. Picture this: hidden trauma refers to deep emotional wounds that may not be consciously recognized or acknowledged. Childhood trauma, such as abuse, neglect, or significant stressors, can have long-lasting effects on a person's mental well-being. Research shows that these experiences can actually alter brain development, affecting attention regulation, executive functions, and emotional control. Now, here's the twist: hidden trauma may not only exacerbate existing ADD/ADHD symptoms but can also mimic the disorder itself. Say what? Yes! Trauma can make us hyper-vigilant, anxious, and create difficulties in focusing our attention—sounds a lot like the core features of ADD/ADHD, right? What's...

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