Women and Girls
Women and Girls

MARCH 2023

The historical lack of research on and consideration of females with ADHD has contributed to the large number of girls and women who silently struggle. Focusing on ADHD during Women’s History Month presents an opportunity to raise awareness of how ADHD uniquely affects girls and women. It reminds us of the work that still needs to be done to make sure every person who needs help and support receives it.


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Women with ADHD: The More You KnowMichelle Frank, PsyD, gives women with ADHD and service providers the knowledge they need to feel confident navigating issues specific to women with ADHD, including the impact of hormones, eating disorders, relationship challenges, co-occurring conditions, and treatment considerations.

Black Women with ADHD: A Discussion ForumThis discussion, moderated by ADHD coach Inger Shaye Colzie, explores the unique challenges facing Black women who have ADHD.

ADHD in Pregnancy: How ADHD Affects the Experience of Pregnancy, What We Know About Stimulant Use, and Best Tips for an ADHD-Friendly PregnancyRegistered midwife Alix Bacon and ADHD coach Dusty Chipura discuss what the scientific literature tells us about stimulant use during pregnancy, how ADHD may affect pregnant people, and some tips and strategies for having an ADHD-friendly pregnancy.

ADHD in Perinatal WomenAllison Baker, MD, describes the transition to motherhood for women with ADHD, focusing on the early postpartum period, and giving an in-depth perspective on the issues and opportunities involved for perinatal women with ADHD.

Understanding How to Treat Women with ADHD from an Evidential, Clinical PerspectivePhillip Anderton, PhD, and nurse consultant Lisa Mangle discuss emerging outcomes from a large patient population in the United Kingdom that reveal important additions to the understanding of ADHD, particularly that women with ADHD can have much better outcomes from medical treatment when their menstrual cycle is understood and accommodated in their treatment regime.

Find additional resources at ADHD in Women and Girls and in the Library Catalog of CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD.

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