100 Questions & Answers About Attention Deficit by Dr. Patricia Quinn

By Dr. Patricia Quinn

When you are a lady who has been clinically determined with attention-deficit hyperactivity affliction (ADHD), or the father or mother of a woman with the , this ebook deals support. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity illness (ADHD) in girls and women offers authoritative, useful solutions to universal questions on this sickness. Written by means of a well known ADHD expert, this publication provides vital information regarding universal signs, the prognosis method, administration, and assets of aid for ladies and women with ADHD. a useful source, this ebook presents the required instruments for a person dealing with the emotional turmoil attributable to ADHD.

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Low selfesteem and shame developed over time in these girls with ADHD, but many women tell me that they had experienced embarrassment from their symptoms early on (some as early as 8 years of age). Elementary school– aged girls with ADHD who do well academically have often already paid a high price in terms of their selfworth. Their need to work hard and put in more time to perform simple tasks is often translated (by themselves and others) into not being as smart as other children in whom learning goes more smoothly.

ADHD can have serious consequences, but it is treatable with safe and effective medications that can change people’s lives. ) Deal with Coexisting Conditions A comprehensive evaluation will not only confirm your ADHD and outline your strengths and weaknesses, but also identify any related or coexisting conditions. For optimum functioning, these conditions will need to be diagnosed and possibly treated in addition to your ADHD. Depression, addiction, and poor social skills can all impact your day-to-day functioning and will need to be addressed.

I have often seen ADHD misdiagnosed as BMD in women and girls when depression and combined type ADHD occurred together. ADHD and BMD do have several differences that can be of help when trying to sort out the correct diagnosis. 38 ADHD and BMD do have several differences that can be of help when trying to sort out the correct diagnosis. These include a person’s age when symptoms first occur; the persistence of symptoms; sleep patterns; the characteristics of the mood fluctuations including their duration, stability, and whether the mood fluctuations are in response to real stimuli in the environment; and family history.

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