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Attention Magazine October 2002

ADHD and Organization: A Collision Course?

Judith Kolberg

Organizing can be especially challenging for adults with ADHD. This article offers guidelines for getting organized that are tailored to those with ADHD.

Snapshots of an ADHD Marriage

Arthur L. Robin PhD

This article describes the course of a marriage in which the husband has ADHD and the wife does not. It traces the couple through the courtship phase to early marriage to their child’s diagnosis and the husband’s subsequent diagnosis, noting the challenges caused by ADHD.

Spouse Recovery: Help for the Spouse Without ADHD

Owen McGonnell

This article offers insight into the experience of the spouse without ADHD and suggests ways to address the needs of both partners. It describes the typical stages that such marriages go through, from the dating stage to the broken down phase to the recovery phase.

Diagnosing and Treating Women with ADHD

Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD

Current evidence suggests that girls have been seriously under-diagnosed with ADHD. This article examines the barriers to diagnosis of women with ADHD and the challenges of receiving appropriate treatment.

Special Issues for Women with ADHD: Hormonal Fluctuations and Mood Disorders

Patricia O. Quinn MD

This article discusses the fluctuating hormone levels that can worsen attention and contribute to co-existing mood and behavior disorders in women with ADHD. It includes information on premenstrual syndrome (PMS), perimenopause and menopause, and the interaction of hormones with stimulant medication. The article also includes a glossary of terms.