Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Young Adult, ADHD Teen, ADHD Teenager

It takes tremendous energy to keep functioning while carrying the memory of terror, and the shame of utter weakness and vulnerability” - Bessel A. van der Kolk,  The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

THE SIMILARITY

The prefrontal cortex on the right-hand side of the brain is the key area affected by both ADHD AND trauma.

This area of the brain is responsible for attention.

A lot of the issues we see with ADHD (the ability to focus, to start a project, to stay focused), constant movement, anxiety, etc. are almost identical to trauma symptoms.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

Are some people diagnosed with ADHD when they are really suffering from childhood trauma?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

YES!

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

How do you know if it’s trauma or ADHD that’s the problem?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

If you have both, then both are contributing to the problem; both will affect the prefrontal cortex.

You may have had ADHD without significant trauma, however, since the sensory overload of ADHD is traumatic, it creates problems for children.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

How can you tell if it’s ‘just’ ADHD?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

Unlike trauma, with ADHD there’s a uniqueness to thoughts and a wonder too.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

Do trauma and ADHD often come together?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

Yes, not least because in families where a child has ADHD there’s a very high probability (approx. 45%) that one or both parents also have ADHD, sensitives, and/or be exceptionally brilliant or talented.

If they have ADHD, it’s often undiagnosed. As a result, the parent/s may also have struggled with their own issues throughout life.

This will have made parenting difficult.

As a result, the child will have to deal with ADHD, along with parents who are emotionally unavailable, have addictions or abandonment issues.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

How do you help trauma or ADHD?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

With ADHD, there will be heightened sensitivity to some of the 5 senses and to emotions. There will also be curiosity and wonder.

 

The key is to help manage and alleviate uncomfortable sensitivities, and to champion their gifts and talents.

 

Healing childhood trauma is a journey in itself.

 

Bessel Van Der Kolk offers incredible understanding and solutions in his courses which show how we hold trauma in the body, and how to release it.

 

Join our tribe! This is where we heal together

 

12 step programs are excellent in their awareness of attachment, abandonment, trust, isolation issues, and reparenting oneself with self-love.

 

We incorporate all of these techniques into our work here.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”- Elie Wiesel

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Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Young Adult, ADHD Teen, ADHD Teenager

It takes tremendous energy to keep functioning while carrying the memory of terror, and the shame of utter weakness and vulnerability” - Bessel A. van der Kolk,  The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

THE SIMILARITY

The prefrontal cortex on the right-hand side of the brain is the key area affected by both ADHD AND trauma.

This area of the brain is responsible for attention.

A lot of the issues we see with ADHD (the ability to focus, to start a project, to stay focused), constant movement, anxiety, etc. are almost identical to trauma symptoms.

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Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

Are some people diagnosed with ADHD when they are really suffering from childhood trauma?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

YES!

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

How do you know if it’s trauma or ADHD that’s the problem?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

If you have both, then both are contributing to the problem; both will affect the prefrontal cortex.

You may have had ADHD without significant trauma, however, since the sensory overload of ADHD is traumatic, it creates problems for children.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

How can you tell if it’s ‘just’ ADHD?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

Unlike trauma, with ADHD there’s a uniqueness to thoughts and a wonder too.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

Do trauma and ADHD often come together?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

Yes, not least because in families where a child has ADHD there’s a very high probability (approx. 45%) that one or both parents also have ADHD, sensitives, and/or be exceptionally brilliant or talented.

If they have ADHD, it’s often undiagnosed. As a result, the parent/s may also have struggled with their own issues throughout life.

This will have made parenting difficult.

As a result, the child will have to deal with ADHD, along with parents who are emotionally unavailable, have addictions or abandonment issues.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

How do you help trauma or ADHD?

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adults

With ADHD, there will be heightened sensitivity to some of the 5 senses and to emotions. There will also be curiosity and wonder.

 

The key is to help manage and alleviate uncomfortable sensitivities, and to champion their gifts and talents.

 

Healing childhood trauma is a journey in itself.

 

Bessel Van Der Kolk offers incredible understanding and solutions in his courses which show how we hold trauma in the body, and how to release it.

 

Join our tribe! This is where we heal together

 

12 step programs are excellent in their awareness of attachment, abandonment, trust, isolation issues, and reparenting oneself with self-love.

 

We incorporate all of these techniques into our work here.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Wiesel

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