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ADHD and Women: A Special Guide for ADD Women

ADD/ADHD Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments, and Survival Strategies for Women With ADHD

ADD/ADHD Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments, and Survival Strategies for Women With 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 ADD/ADHD symptoms. More on recognizing ADD/ADHD symptoms

New ADHD Study : Research findings indicate that girls are far less likely to be evaluated for and diagnosed with attention deficit disorder than their male counterparts.

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ADHD SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of ADHD in Girls
A symptom checklist specifically for girls who may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
ADHD Symptom Checklist for Women
13 questions to help women determine if they have adult ADD/ADHD.
DIAGNOSING ADHD
Diagnosing ADHD in Women
Tips to help adult women pursue an accurate ADHD diagnosis.
Why Girls Go Undiagnosed
Make sure your daughter's ADHD is not being overlooked or misdiagnosed.
RELATED TOPICS
ADHD Treatment for New Mothers
Make informed decisions about taking or discontinuing ADHD drugs while pregnant or nursing.
Eating Disorders and Girls With ADD
Why obesity, bulimia, and binge eating are more prevalent in ADD girls.
ADHD AND MENOPAUSE
Is It ADHD or Menopause?
How menopause affects memory and attention in women (with and without ADD/ADHD) as they age.
ADHD Symptoms and Menopause
Does ADHD medication impact menopause in women?
ORGANIZATION HELP
No More Late Fees!
Use these adult ADD/ADHD time-management strategies and ways to keep your bills organized at home and at work.
33 Ways to Get Organized With Adult ADD/ADHD
Want a clean home? An efficient office? Get organized with these expert tips!
ADULT ADD/ADHD RELATIONSHIPS
Friendship: A Natural ADD/ADHD Treatment
When coping with ADD/ADHD symptoms, having a good friend can be the best alternative treatment.
ADHD Arguing: How Couples Can Avoid Fighting
Don't let adult ADD/ADHD symptoms cause fights between you and your ADHD partner.
HELP FOR ADHD MOMS
13 Survival Strategies for ADD Moms
Tools for managing your child with ADD/ADHD -- and your own symptoms of adult ADD/ADHD.
4 Life Tips for ADD/ADHD Moms
Tools for managing your adult ADD/ADHD symptoms and treatment -- not to mention your ADD/ADHD child.
PLUS >> How Young is Too Young for an ADHD Diagnosis?

Resources for ADD/ADHD Women


ADDConnect Group: ADD in Women
An online support group in ADDitude 's ADHD community, ADDConnect, for women with ADD/ADHD. Get Advice From Other ADD/ADHD Women

Female Leaders With Adult ADD/ADHD
7 ADD/ADHD women who don't let their ADHD diagnosis, ADHD symptoms, or the world hold them back. ADHD Women Leaders' Best Advice for Making It With ADHD

ADHD Is for Women, Too
Children aren’t the only ones who wrestle with attention deficit disorder, and men aren’t the only ones who are hyperactive. A guide for women with ADHD. More About ADHD in Women

Women, Hormones, and ADD
The severity of ADD/ADHD symptoms will change during the course of a woman’s cycle. Here’s what you need to know to manage them. More About ADHD, Women, and Hormones

PLUS >> Why Girls and Women Go Undiagnosed

BOOK REVIEW!
100 Questions and Answers About ADD/ADHD in Women and Girls
A superb introduction to ADD/ADHD for any newly diagnosed woman or a mom with an ADD/ADHD daughter.
BOOK REVIEW!
Women With Attention Deficit Disorder
The first book to focus on the unique challenges faced by women with ADD/ADHD.
BOOK REVIEW!
Peanut Butter, Playdates, and Prozac
A funny-because-it's-true account of modern motherhood with ADD/ADHD.
BOOK REVIEW!
The Imperfect Mom
Tales of great ADD/ADHD moms who sometimes make mistakes.
BOOK REVIEW!
The Girls' Guide to ADHD
Down-to-earth discussions of friendship and dating, medication, school, siblings, and drug abuse in ADD/ADHD teen girls.

PLUS >> More ADHD Book Reviews

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More Online Resources

BLOG BY ADHD WOMAN
ADHD and the City
Jane D. is a renaissance ADD/ADHD woman in her mid-30s who graduated magna cum laude from college and has held 12 jobs in 10 years.
More From Jane D. on Juggling Work, Love, Life…and ADHD!

BLOG BY MOM OF ADHD DAUGHTER
ADHD Mom
Kay Marner is the chronically overwhelmed mother of Natalie, who has ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and developmental delays.
More From Kay on Behavioral Problems, Treatment, and the Joys of Parenting an ADD Daughter.

EXPERT ANSWERS
My ADHD Daughter is Violent and Defiant
"My 12-year-old daughter has ADHD, sensory issues, and learning disabilities. She's also defiant, rude, immature, and uncooperative."
More Expert Answers About Women and Girls With ADHD

DISCUSSION FORUMS
Mom and Child Both Have ADD/ADHD
"My son has ADHD, and I have ADD. I'm having trouble finding any support groups..."
Join ADD Groups on ADDConnect

LIFE STORY
Linda's Story
"I wanted to create a life that would embrace my spontaneity, curiosity, passion, and creativity."
More Life Stories From ADHD Women

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Videos for ADD/ADHD Women


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