By Zoe Fenson A year ago, shortly before my 32nd birthday, I walked into a neuropsychologist’s office. I had an appointment, a pre-filled-out questionnaire, and a check to pay for a cognitive assessment. And I had a hunch — one that, up until that point, I’d admitted to very few people. I first suspected I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Rodrigo Pérez Ortega Anxiety. Depression. School failure. Self-harm. Unemployment. Unplanned pregnancies. Even an increased risk of early death. The risks and toll of suffering that can come with having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is huge, counted annually in billions of dollars in lost productivity and health care spending and in untold frustration and failure. Yet despite […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Rodrigo Perez Ortega It took a long time to figure out how attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder presents in girls and women and the problems it can create. A pioneering study helped change that, but the condition is still often missed. Read the full article here.Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Maria Yagoda The standard conception of the disorder is based on studies of “hyperactive young white boys.” For females, it comes on later, and has different symptoms. When you live in total squalor—cookies in your pants drawer, pants in your cookies drawer, and nickels, dresses, old New Yorkers, and apple seeds in your bed—it’s hard […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Females often live with undiagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), partly because it’s a condition that was traditionally thought to affect mostly males, but also because females tend to have a less obvious type than males. In school, ADHD symptoms in girls may get overlooked because females are more likely to have inattentive ADHD, which doesn’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jacqueline Sinfield Many women feel a huge sense of relief when they find out they have ADHD. They feel happy that it is “just” ADHD because prior to being diagnosed they were blaming themselves for their struggles. Many women with undiagnosed ADHD feel inadequate and stupid. Having ADHD isn’t a reflection of your intelligence. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Archie Grimm If I ask you to picture somebody with ADHD, you’ll likely imagine a little kid — probably a boy — frantically bouncing around a room and trying to turn every object he can find into a hat. You’re probably not imagining a depressed adult woman staring blankly at a screen for hours […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By June Silny What’s it like having ADHD? I’m a master of illusion. I’ll convince you I’ve got everything under control, but beneath the surface I hide anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of inadequacy that even treatment can’t erase. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Karen Barrow Women with ADHD are fighters. They battle to have their symptoms evaluated, diagnosed, and treated. And then they fight to succeed in a male-centric world — and these seven leading ladies prove that they sometimes win big! Learn why we love these doctors, entrepreneurs, and other ADHD inspirations. Women (and men) with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.