If Not Now, When?

ADHD in Women of a Certain Age MANY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE who have ADHD (or think they might) make a determined choice to use the last decades of their lives to learn more about themselves. They want to understand how their brains work and discover new ways to make a difference in the…

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Inattentive Women with ADHD

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A WOMAN WITH THE INATTENTIVE PRESENTATION OF ADHD? First of all, it’s likely that you were not diagnosed when you were a girl, because girls are diagnosed only when a parent or teacher suspects ADHD and refers them for assessment. And girls can be quite chameleon-like, especially at school—working hard…

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Living with Inattentive ADHD

I HAVE INATTENTIVE ADHD, and in many ways, I’m a good example of doing well with it. I started college while still in high school, graduated with honors in three years, and got my master’s degree by age twenty-one. After a variety of jobs, I found my calling: teaching. It invited me to be creative,…

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