Information for Women and Girls with AD/HD
Whether you're a woman with ADD or ADHD or the parent of a daughter
with the disorder, you have probably struggled to find anyone in your
community who understands you or your daughter, someone who
has experience in diagnosing or treating AD/HD in females.
What you have told us...
Many women with AD/HD tell us that the professionals they
consult insist their problems are only related to anxiety
or depression. Many mothers write saying that their daughters
with AD/HD are often overlooked in the classroom or misunderstood
by their teachers.
An understanding AD/HD in girls and women is very recent
and few professionals have the information and experience
that you need. What is clear is that AD/HD in girls and women
can look very different, and that girls and women often have
very different challenges.
To respond to your needs as a woman with ADD or ADHD or the parent
of a daughter with we (Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. and Patricia
Quinn, M.D.) have devoted the last several years to raising
awareness on woman and girls with AD/HD through numerous books
and articles, through public lectures and professional training
sessions, and by founding The National Center for Girls and Women with AD/HD (NCGI).
the official site exclusively dedicated to providing information for and about women and girls with ADHD, you'll be glad you did!
If you are wondering whether you or your daughter might
have ADD or ADHD here are some questionnaires and articles to help
you get started in your search for answers.
For more information...
If you are looking for in-depth information about girls
and women, click on each item listed below to find more information
or to purchase these books and articles.
Click here to send us
your answers. As a woman with ADD (ADHD) or the mother
of a daughter with ADD (ADHD) you have a wealth of experience
to share. If you have any tools or strategies that have helped
you or your daughter cope with the everyday challenges of
living with ADD (ADHD), send them to us so that your experience
can help other families.
Click here to send us
your ideas for other information or articles you'd like
to see in this section for women and girls. With your feedback
we can continue to develop this site to better meet your needs.