Rashida-Perry Jones, a board member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), says, “Too often ADHD is unrecognized, misdiagnosed, and mislabeled in the African American community.” Ms. Perry-Jones also says, “Typically, it’s teachers who first recognize the symptoms of ADHD in their students. But there’s a double standard in many schools, with African American […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The number of adult women who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will probably surprise you. Women who make it to motherhood with undiagnosed ADHD have been unknowingly suffering from it their entire lives and are just trying to manage their symptoms on their own the best they can. Moms with this condition often have a difficult time organizing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From monthly menstrual cycles that can leave you feeling exhausted, achy, and irritable to the hot flashes and mood swings brought on by menopause, many challenges and discomforts women experience can be blamed partially on hormones. Hormonal changes can present difficulties for all women, but for those with ADHD, it can be even more challenging. Read […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why ADHD in Girls and Women Is Often Missed One of the reasons for missing the diagnosis of ADHD in girls and women with ADHD is the difference in the presentation of symptoms. An all-too-neat but helpful synopsis of the problem in children is that ADHD in boys appears in the classroom, whereas for girls, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Gender bias is leaving many women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder undiagnosed, leading psychologists are warning. The prevailing stereotype ADHD affects only “naughty boys” means at least tens of thousands in the UK, it is estimated, are unaware they have the condition and not receiving the help they need. “I used to tell doctors and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s a concerning reality that many girls with undiagnosed ADHD grow up hearing themselves mislabeled as “spacey,” “way too talkative,” and “disorganized.” As teenagers, they may fall behind academically, even though their frustrated parents and teachers know these young women are intelligent and capable. And in adulthood, many still struggle due to increased responsibilities and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Jewelz Tucker, a Northern California mother of four, had an epiphany as she sat with her husband filling out the form to get one of her sons screened for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. As she went through the checklist, she wondered aloud to her husband, “Is this me?” “The world often thinks of ADHD as a young, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Caribbean households are known for obscure nicknames. Growing up, mine was (and still is) ‘Longers’. My dad says I was given this name because it took me ages to start doing anything and I was so forgetful as a child. My parents being separated meant that I would move from house to house every weekend, spending […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY TERRY MATLEN, LMSW, ACSW The fact is, motherhood is not perfectly packed lunches. Or folded laundry. Or even a home-cooked meal. If societal expectations are depleting your energy and self-esteem, replace those expectations with these practical, positive mom tips for women with ADHD. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
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.