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“Girls and Women with ADHD: Unique Risks, Crippling Stigma” [Video Replay & Podcast #235]

In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn the truth about ADHD in girls and women, with Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Episode Description

A generation ago, ADHD was widely considered a condition for boys. Girls may have anxiety or conduct problems, but not ADHD. What’s more, even some medical professionals insisted the condition vanished after puberty.

We now know that girls and boys are at equal risk for developing ADHD, and that it can often be a lifetime condition for either gender. What’s more, girls and women with ADHD have a tougher time making it through the world than do boys and men. The stigma surrounding ADHD is oftentimes stronger for women, which may delay assessment and intervention — especially when inattentive-type symptoms are mistaken for something else. The good news is that knowledge is power, and we know much more about ADHD in women than we once did.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • what ADHD looks like in girls
  • how many girls with ADHD mature into adults with ADHD
  • the developmental outcomes linked to ADHD in girls and women
  • how ADHD may present in adulthood for women with no childhood history or diagnosis
  • why stigma toward ADHD may be growing among those who haven’t been diagnosed with the condition
  • the most effective ADHD treatments for girls and women versus boys and men

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on October 16, 2018.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Thank you for today’s podcast. It was amazing and I want to share it with my mother, who doesn’t understand adult ADHD (in me), and my daughter, who is amazing, but is having real life struggles with ADHD.”
  • “This man knows his stuff. Thank you for your illuminating insights into female ADHD. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more.”
  • “Love love love Dr Hinshaw. I wish this podcast went on all day!”

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Department Chair from 2004-2011, and is vice chair of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology—peer and family relationships, neuropsychological risk factors, pharmacologic and psychological interventions for children with ADHD, assessment and evaluation, conceptual and definitional issues, mental health problems in teenage girls, the stigmatization of mental illness, and international training efforts. Hinshaw has written nine books, including The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today’s Push for Performance. Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.