“Regret and Resolve: How Women with ADHD Can Transform the Challenges of a Late Diagnosis” [Video Replay and Podcast #392]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#392), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on March 15, 2022.

Episode Description

Middle-aged women with ADHD face all of the typical challenges of aging — declining health, family concerns, career stresses, tough decisions about moving or downsizing — plus a wide range of ADHD-related complications. They feel like they don’t get anything done — they’ve been busy all day, but they have nothing to show for it. They live in disorder and chaos and have trouble managing their daily lives. They feel socially isolated. Many report that friends have moved away or that they haven’t been able to make friends after moving to a new community. They feel vulnerable. Many are divorced, and their adult children with ADHD often can’t provide support.

In this webinar, Dr. Kathleen Nadeau will share the first-hand experiences of older women facing the regrets and challenges of a later ADHD diagnosis — and how they overcame them. The stories and winning strategies are based on Nadeau’s interviews with more than 75 women with ADHD, age 60 and older. Her findings will be shared in her upcoming book, Still Distracted After All These Years, to be published in 2022.

In this webinar, women will learn to:

  • Accept, understand, and develop strategies to reduce ADHD-related struggles
  • Better understand life-long social problems and find ways to break out of social isolation
  • Manage the parenting burdens related to adult children with ADHD who haven’t become self-sufficient
  • Develop a plan to move out of destructive or dysfunctional circumstances and/or relationships
  • Create a support network to increase self-esteem and build a fulfilling life.

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., earned her degree from the University of Florida where she worked with Paul Satz, Ph.D., one of the early pioneers in understanding the newly developing field of learning disorders. She is the author or co-author of 13 books related to ADHD and is a frequent lecturer, nationally and internationally.

Her first major publication, in the mid-1990s, was A Comprehensive Guide to ADHD in Adults: Research, Diagnosis and Treatment (#CommissionsEarned). Since that time, she has written a best-selling book for children with ADHD, Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention (#CommissionsEarned), as well as books on ADHD for teens and college students, for adults in the workplace, and for adults with ADHD. In 1999, she shared the CHADD Hall of Fame Award with her co-author, Patricia Quinn, M.D., for their groundbreaking work on advancing the understanding of girls and women with ADHD.

She is the founder and clinical director of The Chesapeake Center— Attention, Learning and Behavioral Health, one of the largest private ADHD specialty clinics in the U.S.

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Listener Testimonials

“This was a wonderful presentation, and very helpful. I wish it could have gone on longer! Thank you so much!”

“This was the first presentation I have attended- and I was very impressed. I saw myself in many of [Dr. Nadeau’s] comments- which was validating!”

“This was a wonderful webinar by a leading expert in ADHD and women. I appreciate her compassion and knowledge.”

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