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369: PTSD, ASD, ADHD and Women with Juliet

369: PTSD, ASD, ADHD and Women with Juliet

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Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Juliet discuss the intersectionality not just with ADHD but also as a woman and a mom who is on the Autism spectrum and recently diagnosed with PTSD. Juliet is in recovery and participates in various twelve-step programs, and has worked as a drug and alcohol counselor, plus much more on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Listen as Juliet shares her story and what it was like being a young girl on the Autism spectrum. Juliet speaks about being sexually abused as a child and not getting help, so the untreated trauma affected the rest of her life. Juliet talks about her alcoholism, eating disorder, and what sparked her need to go into recovery.

Juliet discusses her experience with twelve-step programs, how addiction is a symptom of circumstance, and how when you deal with stuff, other things can come up, and you have to learn to handle it all. Juliet talks about how she untangles the intersectionality between sensory processing with Autism and the trauma that is being held in her body. Juliet also speaks about her speech inarticulation issues and how when trauma is triggered, the language part of her brain goes offline. 

Juliet shares what she is doing professionally now, the thing she thinks is the coolest about having Autism and ADHD, and she gives some advice for anyone looking for help with ADHD, PTSD, or ASD.

You’ll learn:

  • [02:51] Welcome to the show, Juliet!
  • [03:40] Juliet shares her story and what it was like to be a young girl on the Autism spectrum.
  • [07:03] Juliet talks about not wanting to talk about her sexual abuse and how it is left untreated affected her life.
  • [08:52] She speaks about her son being diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum.
  • [11:19] Juliet says that going through the checklist with her son and how everything sounded familiar.
  • [12:16] What sparked you to go into recovery for the eating disorder and alcoholism?
  • [15:22] Juliet talks about a twelve-stop program she went into with eating disorders.
  • [21:38] Eric discusses addiction and the growing evidence that addiction is a symptom of circumstance.
  • [24:34] Juliet says the twelve-step program works if you stick around and do it from her experience.
  • [28:27] Eric talks about the efficacy rate for AA and other programs.
  • [30:35] Juliet believes that when you put things down, other things come up, so you have to learn to deal with the things that come up.
  • [38:33] Juliet explains how she sees the world in colors.
  • [41:26] Julie shares how she untangles the intersectionality between sensory processing with Autism and what’s being held in the body because of trauma.
  • [42:44] When trauma is triggered, the language part of your brain goes offline.
  • [44:29] How did you figure out that you have these speech inarticulation issues?
  • [46:01] Juliet shares what she is doing professionally.
  • [50:16] What is the coolest thing to you about having Autism and ADHD?
  • [51:39] Juliet gives some advice to anyone looking for help with ADHD, PTSD, or ASD.
  • [53:17] Thank you for being on the show!
  • [54:03] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron by clicking on our Patreon tab at www.ADHDreWired.com

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