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ADD in Women: Everything You Need to Know

Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival Strategies for Women with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

How to Recognize ADHD in Women

Why attention deficit disorder is often overlooked or ignored in girls and women who exhibit inattentiveness, disorganization, forgetfulness, and other ADHD symptoms. More...

New ADHD Study: Proof that ADHD is often missed in girls.

ADDitude Essentials

ADHD SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of ADHD in Girls
A symptom checklist specifically for girls who may have attention deficit disorder.

ADHD Symptom Checklist for Women
13 questions to help women determine whether they have adult ADD.

DIAGNOSING ADHD
Diagnosing ADHD in Women
Tips to help adult women pursue an accurate ADHD diagnosis.

Why Girls Go Undiagnosed
How to be certain your daughter's ADHD is not being overlooked or misdiagnosed.

Little Miss Diagnosis
Are we neglecting our distracted daughters?

RELATED DISORDERS
Eating Disorders and Women with ADD
Why obesity, bulimia and binge eating are more prevalent in females with ADHD.

ORGANIZATION HELP
No More Late Fees
Adult ADHD time management strategies and ways to keep your bills organized at home and at work

33 Ways to Get Organized with Adult ADHD
Want a clean home? An efficient office? Get organized with these expert tips!

ADHD AT HOME
Simplify Your Kitchen
How women with ADD can set up their kitchens to encourage fun, hassle-free meal preparation.

HELP FOR ADHD MOMS
13 Survival Strategies for ADD Moms
Tools for managing your child with ADHD — and your own symptoms of adult ADD.

Tips to Get ADHD Moms Organized
How to set up systems for the household, for discipline, and for school.

Get Organized: Best Resources for ADD Moms
Must-have books and websites for women with attention deficit.

Survival Strategies for SuperMom
Five solutions to real problems facing mothers with ADHD.

Resources for ADHD Women

NEW! The Best Web Sites for ADHD Women

BOOK REVIEW!
The Girls' Guide to ADHD
Down-to-earth discussions of friendship and dating, medication, school, siblings, drug abuse...
BOOK REVIEW!
Women with Attention Deficit Disorder
The first book to focus on the unique challenges faced by women with ADHD.
BOOK REVIEW!
Peanut Butter, Playdates & Prozac
A funny-because-it's-true account of modern motherhood with ADHD.
BOOK REVIEW!
The Imperfect Mom
Tales of great moms who sometimes make mistakes.

More ADHD Book Reviews

More Online Resources

BLOGS BY ADHD WOMEN
ADHD & the City
Jane D. is a renaissance ADD woman in her early 30s who graduated magna cum laude from college and has held 12 jobs in 10 years...

TOOLS & RESOURCES
Best Web Resources for ADHD Women
Recommended web sites for women and girls with attention deficit disorder.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Adderall and the Menstrual Cycle
"My 13-year-old daughter has ADHD and takes Adderall, but it seems to create problems with her menstrual cycle." (Read the answer...)
More Expert Answers

LIFE STORY
Donna's Story
"All my life I'd struggled withe vague sense that something was different about me."
More Life Stories


LIVING WELL WITH ADD

Let Go of Perfectionism
No one's perfect — here’s how to wean yourself from the idea that you have to be.

When You Need a Body Double
Difficult tasks are easier to accomplish if someone is on hand to keep you company.

ADHD & PREGNANCY

ADD Drugs: Safe While Pregnant or Nursing?
Critical ADHD treatment information for pregnant or nursing women.

ADHD Treatment for New Mothers: What's Safe, What's Not
Make an informed decision about taking or discontinuing ADHD drugs while pregnant or nursing.

Conception Concerns
Can the use of ADHD medication hinder you from getting pregnant?

ADHD & MENOPAUSE

ADHD Symptoms and Menopause
Does ADHD medication impact menopause in women?

Menopause and ADHD Medication
How fluctuating hormones impact the efficacy of ADHD medication.

 
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