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Is It ADHD or a TBI (traumatic brain injury)?

Mar 15, 2024

After seeing brain scans of 8,000+ ADHDers, the biggest lesson for me is that many ADHDers are misdiagnosed.

Many ADHD cases are due to a TBI (traumatic brain injury or concussion) early in life. The ADHD early in life led to school issues which led to self-esteem issues which led to sabotaging behaviors which led to.. well, you get the idea.

Here are a few facts and figures that will help you reframe the way you view ADHD:

  • Brain injuries are often mislabeled as ADHD
  • TBIs are a major cause of mental illness
  • Most mild traumatic brain injuries go undiagnosed-- there is no such thing as “a mild” TBI
  • TBIs can cause mental health symptoms years after the injury
  • Concussions can cause major hormonal imbalances leading to weight gain, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, and mood dysregulation
  • You don’t have to black out to have a brain injury
  • There are over 2 million new head injuries in the U.S. each year
  • The number of concussions is rising, especially among children and teens
  • People who suffer a TBI are 4 times more likely NOT to report their symptoms
  • Personality changes may not show for 6-9 months post-injury
  • 99% of MRIs and CT scans for concussion patients are NORMAL
  • 100% of brain SPECT scans of those previously diagnosed with ADHD were abnormal

Holistically treating ADHD and TBI isn't hard. It just takes the right information and commitment to your next level of happiness, abundance, and divinity. 

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