This reply was originally posted by user dmossey in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
Girls are often diagnosed once puberty hits and their bodies are starting to produce estrogen. I’ve also read that many women have issues every month with worsening of symptoms as they approach menstruation, and that perimenopause will very much exacerbate issues with a woman’s working memory. Unfortunately, my understanding that this phase of life requires, perhaps more than ever, the externalization of information and other prosthetic modifications to one’s environment. Good luck.