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63: How to Live A More Fulfilling Life with ADHD or PTSD with Penny Jarrett
Erin Kinney, naturopathic doctor, naturopathy, functional medicine, food allergies, adrenal stress, genetic testing, hormone testing, nutritional counseling
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63: How to Live A More Fulfilling Life with ADHD or PTSD with Penny Jarrett

Do you struggle with ADHD? 


It’s been a traumatic couple of years for everyone, and what many people don’t realize is that trauma and PTSD can present similarly to ADHD. The inability to focus, restlessness, anxiety, and depression could all point to PTSD or ADHD. 


In todays’ episode of The Dr. Kinney Show, I sat down with Penny Jarrett to talk more about coping strategies with ADHD, her personal experience with it, and how to determine if you actually have it or if it’s a trauma response.


Penny is a Mental Health and Wellness writer, creator, and mentor who is extremely passionate about helping others understand and love themselves so that they can live joyful, peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from the weight and blockages attached to past pains and current emotional and mental challenges.


Penny was diagnosed with Adult ADHD and CPTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder) 5 years ago. Knowing nothing about mental health at the time, she has since done everything she can to educate herself as well as raise awareness, end the stigma and offer support and tools to others who may feel like they are underperforming, distancing themselves from reality at times or struggling for reasons that they don’t quite understand.


In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 


  • The differences between neurotypical brains and brains of people with ADHD
  • How a change in her diet drastically improved Penny’s symptoms
  • What interest-based nervous systems are
  • The good things that come along with having ADHD
  • Why confronting your trauma is important when treating your ADHD
  • Conditions that have similar symptoms to ADHD
  • How trauma affects your body


Penny has so much knowledge to share on the topic of ADHD and treating symptoms in a holistic way. I love how she suggested living your life in a way that works for your brain. ADHD doesn’t have to be a bad thing! You can embrace it and all of the quirks that make you you in order to live a more fulfilling life. 


If you are looking for more support for your ADHD or PTSD diagnosis, you should definitely check out Penny’s Instagram. She shares tips and daily inspiration for anyone living with ADHD. 


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