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.
I am not the kind of person for whom neatness comes easily. I can’t keep to a routine. Every surface of my house is piled with clothes, books, and papers (despite living with a minimalist partner). I start many things and rarely finish them. I find it impossible to focus on instructions. I imagine complex, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By John M. Grohol, Psy. D. It is erroneous to think that a disorder such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) looks the same in everyone. While symptoms fit within a certain cluster or grouping, those symptom patterns may look very different between different people. For women with ADHD or ADD, symptoms of this disorder often look very […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Years ago, with the start date of a new job closing in, I made the mistake of trying to explain my mounting panic to the guy I was dating at the time. “I’m so afraid of screwing up,” I told him, trying to keep my voice even, “with the ADHD stuff. I’ll forget something or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An unlikely treatment for women who have trouble with memory and focus, related to hormones. Leigh Costigan says her recent wedding was flawless a result of careful planning. She credits remembering all the details to a drug she and her new husband now joke about. “He teases me […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Published Feb 2013 in Attention Magazine by Kari Dossett, LCSW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ADHD IS CAUSED BY NEUROBIOLOGICAL FACTORS. This brain-based disorder may manifest in generally recognized core symptoms including inattentiveness, distractibility, disorganization, impulsivity and hyper-motor activity or restlessness. Clinicians use specific diagnostic criteria to assess and diagnose ADHD. As we learn more about the disorder, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tammy Worth WebMD Feature A girl with ADHD may be labeled Chatty Cathy — the enthusiastic school-aged girl who is always telling stories to friends. Or she could be the daydreamer — the smart, shy teenager with the disorganized locker. But what happens when she grows up? Or when her ADHD isn’t diagnosed until she’s a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can take a heavy toll on women’s lives. Everything from the seemingly minute (such as arriving on time) to the very significant (raising kids) becomes more challenging. Add to that a co-occurring disorder, such as depression or anxiety, and just getting through the day […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Strategies: Women with ADHD