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.
By Sari Solden Take a cue from these middle-aged women living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) — don’t let symptoms like disorganization, forgetfulness, and low self-esteem keep you from making your dreams a reality. I recently gathered with 80 middle-aged women in New York City for a fun and rewarding day. The event brought […]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.
By S.B. Castaneda When it comes to figuring out how to manage ADHD symptoms, prescription stimulant medication is often the first stop. More often than not, these meds do the trick, but while many think of these medications as a cure-all for attention disorders, in reality, there sometimes a few hitches. For some, these medications […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
At the age of 21, I proudly realized my dream of reporting for a big daily newspaper. I was getting lots of front-page stories, until I started making stupid mistakes. Most were minor — misspelled names and the like — but then came a doozy: I involuntarily misquoted a prosecutor, making it seem that he’d […]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.