Adult PTSD is a complicated diagnosis and sometimes gets confused for ADHD/ADD.
Attention-Deficit Disorder has many of the same characteristics as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
It has been my experience that ADHD/ADD and PTSD can occur simultaneously or one disorder can show up at a different time in your life.
It may not show up until a stressful time in your life where attention-span, organization, and poor decision making is really needed.
PTSD may not show up until you are triggered by something or begin remembering pieces of your trauma history.
In this video, I highlight why ADD/ADHD and PTSD can sometimes create a diagnostic puzzle and maze of confusion.