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 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 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 article Please follow and like us:Continue 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.
By Patricia Quinn, M.D. It’s one thing to be a parent to a child with ADHD, but when you also have the condition, it ups the stakes. Learn why self care, checking in with your kids regularly, and setting household rules will keep you sane. Being the mother of a child with ADHD is not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Laura Flynn McCarthy Do your ADD symptoms worsen at certain times of the month? Is your thinking a little fuzzier the week before your period? Are you organized and efficient at mid-cycle? Doctors who treat women with ADHD have noted correlations between ADHD symptoms and hormonal fluctuations, not only monthly but over the lifetime […]Continue Reading... No Comments.