As well as experiencing typical symptoms of attention deficit disorder such as being distracted, forgetful, overwhelmed, and stressed, another trait women with ADD/ADHD share is the tendency to beat themselves up. “What’s wrong with me?” “How can I be so stupid?” “Why can’t I be like other people who do everything right? And on time too!” Continue reading “Self-Compassion for Women with ADHD” »
Because attention deficit disorder affects women differently than how it affects men, many women are never diagnosed. They may live through their teens and adulthood feeling inadequate, anxious, or depressed without knowing the reason behind their challenges. Anxiety and depression can be co-occurring conditions or they can be a result of an undiagnosed woman feeling like there is something “wrong” with her and no matter how much she tries, she will never be able to measure up. Continue reading “ADHD and Women” »
College can be both an exciting and challenging time. Some students gradually build their independence before they leave for college and have a good understanding of what it takes to succeed in life away from home. Others, especially those with executive functioning challenges and other symptoms of ADHD may find themselves lost, overwhelmed, or impulsively moving in the wrong direction when they are on their own for the first time.
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