Originally Posted by addprogrammer
As Jane said ADHD is with us from birth so let's put ADHD in the center ring. Does PTSD worsen ADHD symptoms? Positively. I can't think of any disease that doesn't worsen ADHD symptoms.
Clinical depression and anxiety are emotional disorders that can affect our thinking or cognition. ADHD is a cognitive disorder that can affect our emotions. And ADHD can be co-morbid with emotional disorders in which case two or more disorders are present.
Witnessing and experiencing horrific traumatic effects can adversely affect the biology of the brain thus cause the disorder PTSD.
Do people with Autism suffer from PTSD? The question is ambiguous. Are you asking if PTSD is a cause of autism? No. Can witnessing and experiencing horrific trauma cause PTSD in the autistic? Yes.
So then as I understand it, being born with ADD/ADHD either identified and treated or identified and not treated, or not...any co-morbidity would further complicate its already prevalent symptoms?
Would that not also indicate that due to the existence of ADD/ADHD disorder any other emotional, cognitive, or complement system malfunction would thus further expose and heighten symptoms related to ADD/ADHD?
For example, with PTSD "emotional" responses or triggers combined with ADD/ADHD, could potentially feed into either causally or develop into a secondary condition that is manifested-such as "depression" or "anxiety"?