There is a wealth of resources available for women navigating an ADHD diagnosis for themselves and their children, if you know where to look.
Below are different formats of resource available for people to understand more about ADHD in women.
If you’d like to read up on how ADHD manifests in girls and women, here’s a really good starting point of books I’d recommend:
Understanding Girls with ADHD by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen Littman, Patricia O. QuinnWhat I love about this book are the age-related checklists from pre-school to high school to help parents and professionals better identify and help girls with ADHD.Understanding ADHD in Girls and Women edited by Joanne Steer. There is a chapter around how parents can navigate the legal side to seek support and accommodation for their children.
Journeys Through ADDulthood – Discover a New Sense of Identity and Meaning with Attention Deficit Disorder by Sari Solden MS.This book is a step-by-step guide through three stages, or journeys: toward understanding your brain and your primary symptoms; toward discovering your true identity and embracing your uniqueness; and toward learning to share your true self to connect with others.Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Dr Anna LembkeThis book helps you understand how to find contentment by keeping dopamine in check and offer easy to understand neurobiology about dopamine, which is often present at a lower level in the ADHD brain.The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity – And Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race by Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD and Michael E. LongThe authors present a potentially life-changing proposal: Much of human life has an unconsidered component that explains an array of behaviours previously thought to be unrelated, including why winners cheat, why geniuses often suffer with mental illness, why nearly all diets fail, and why the brains of liberals and conservatives really are different.
If you’re more of a listener than a reader, we have interviewed the following specialists and women with ADHD around topics relevant to living with ADHD:
I’ve also found these podcasts particularly helpful:
The following workshops and courses may help you in navigating life after ADHD:
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