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5 Things Every Doctor (and Parent) Should Know about Girls and ADD
New research suggests that to effectively diagnose ADHD symptoms in women and girls, doctors should consider hormonal fluctuations, trauma, family dynamics, self-esteem, and eating habits. Encouraging feedback about ADD treatment is also essential when treating young women for attention deficit disorder.
73 ADHD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life Now
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ADHD and the Challenge of Self-Esteem with Ari Tuckman, Psy.D, CST
This conversation is from the ADHD Women's Palooza 2023. It is a conversation between Linda Roggli, PCC and founder of the ADHD Women's Palooza and Ari Tuckman, Psy.D, CST, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Wests Chester, PA, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
ADHD in Women and Girls: Why Female Symptoms Slip Through Diagnostic Cracks
We are failing girls and women with ADHD. Research and clinical practices are built around male presentations of ADHD, and science has historically paid little attention to female manifestations and impairments. As a result, many girls and women still battle to receive proper referral, diagnosis, and treatment – and face dire consequences when these medical rights are denied. To right these gender wrongs, it’s time to seriously rethink the way ADHD is assessed, diagnosed, and treated.
ADHD in Women: A Symptom Checklist
ADHD in women often goes undiagnosed. Too many women grew up being called lazy, selfish, spacey, or dumb because their symptoms were ignored or disregarded. If you endured a childhood of insults and low self-esteem, take this self-test to see if you exhibit common symptoms of ADD. Then share the results with your doctor before seeking a diagnosis.
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