Women in Midlife and ADHD

 ADHD Weekly, April 18, 2024

 ADHD Weekly, October 21, 2021

Featuring Carol Ann Robbins, PhD

For many women with ADHD, especially those who don’t have a diagnosis or whose ADHD is untreated, midlife presents struggles made more complicated by the hormonal changes they experience during this stage of life. They often have the greatest demands on their time and energy and end up feeling overwhelmed, inadequate, misunderstood, and distressed. Women diagnosed in adulthood are more likely have symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and substance use. Far too many women have a low sense of self-esteem.

Carol Robbins, PhD, provides coping strategies and discusses the importance of reaching out when help is needed.

Carol Robbins, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. Dr. Robbins is a seasoned speaker, presenter, and author, as well as past president of the Maryland Psychological Association and coordinator of the MPA Post-Doctoral Institute on ADHD Across the Lifespan. She has served as coordinator of the Anne Arundel County chapter of CHADD since 2002.