Free Guide to Menopause & ADHD: Treatments & Interventions
The estrogen loss during menopause triggers intense ADHD symptoms that severely impact quality of life for many women. Learn more about potential interventions and treatments in this free resource from ADDitude.
During perimenopause and menopause, many women experience cognitive changes that mimic and may be confused with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But how do the hormonal changes of menopause uniquely affect women who have ADHD? The science, unfortunately, is simply not there. Despite increased and hugely warranted interest, there are no studies that specifically examine menopause in females with ADHD. And that is a serious medical problem.
But what we do know – about menopause in general, the role of estrogen, and the effects of hormonal fluctuations on “ADHD-like” symptoms – may help us understand the menopausal transition for women with ADHD, and how clinicians can approach treatment and care for this group.
In this free Patient Resource, learn about available pharmacological (and non-pharmacological) treatments and interventions that target neurotransmitters affected by the loss of estrogen, which may help women with ADHD ease perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Patients should consult with their clinician regarding any interventions. Bring this ADDitude Patient Resource to your next doctor’s appointment and jot down your questions and notes.
NOTE: This resource is for personal use only