A patient seeking care for ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can be as high as seven thousand euro per patient per year, according to Medical News Daily in their article, “The ADHD Brain Retrained”. Approximately four million children throughout Europe struggle with their ability to focus, pay attention, absorb information, stay organized, and control their impulsive thoughts, as well as their impulsive behaviors.

A project funded by the EU called NEWROFEED seeks to bring otherwise difficult to access treatment to children’s homes through methods inspired by neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a common therapy type offered to patients with ADHD, depression, and other mental health disorders. Connecting the brain to a computer by way of a cap loaded with wires, patients are able to see the functions and responses of their brain in real time. Working through challenges given by a licensed and certified practitioner, people with ADHD can practice thought-management skills and watch how their brain function improves.

ADHD And Trauma

ADHD and the link to trauma or PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, is relatively new. ADHD is not considered a mood or a personality disorder, which are most often tied to the experience of trauma and the difficulty one might have overcoming their trauma. However, the symptoms of ADHD do relate to what might be symptoms of trauma.

Common symptoms of ADHD affect an individual’s social skills, academic skills, job skills, interpersonal skills, and more. The hyperactive brain is moving fast than the rest of the brain can keep up with. Impulsivity and a propensity toward risk-taking is common as part of a generally unsettled brain.

Hyperactivity of the brain and hyperarousal, a common symptom of trauma as well as PTSD, go hand in hand. Someone who has been through trauma has been impacted in the nervous system, which manages and regulates the way they respond to life. People who have lived through trauma might be jumpy, hypersensitive to certain tastes, sounds, or sensations, emotionally reactive, and impulsive. When the nervous system is impacted, the way an individual chemically relates to the world is impacted, impacting how they operate within that world. ADHD is just one of many potential manifestations of trauma which can develop if trauma goes unresolved and untreated.

Trauma is most often the root cause of many emotional, behavioral, and mood disorders. Until you can heal your trauma, you will find great difficulty finding the healing you need to live a life of recovery, health, and wellness. At Khiron House, we provide effective residential treatment and cutting edge therapies which seek to transform mind, body, and spirit from the effects of trauma. Call us today for information. UK: 020 3811 2575 (24 hours) USA: (866) 801 6184 (24 hours).