ADHD can look very different in girls and women than it does in boys and men. That different appearance of symptoms, coupled with gender stereotypes, means girls with ADHD often fall through the cracks and struggle without a diagnosis for much longer.

In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I talk with ADHD Coach and adult with ADHD, Linda Roggli, PCC about the symptoms to watch for in girls, the role estrogen plays in ADHD symptom severity, and the ways that ADHD is just plain different for girls.

Enjoy!

 

Resources in this Episode

(Yes, some of these are affiliate links.)

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Books: 

Survival Tips for ADHD Women by Terry Matlen

The Queen of Distraction by Terry Matlen

Understanding Girls with ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman, Dr. Patricia Quinn

Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your ADHD (for ages 7-12) by Dr. Patricia Quinn

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Sari Solden

 

>>> Articles on ADHD in Girls on ADDitude Magazine

 

 

My Guest in this Episode

Linda Roggli is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), award-winning author and founder of the A-D-Diva (A-dee-DEE-va) Network for ADHD women 40-and-better. She is a nationally-recognized expert in midlife and senior ADHD. In 2016, she co-founded the Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza, a week of online conversation with 36 of the world’s top ADHD women’s experts; more than 5,000 women attended.

Linda is the ADHD expert on Selfgrowth.com, a guest blogger for sixtyandme.com and a regular contributor to and blogger for ADDitude Magazine. She lives in Durham, NC with her slightly OCD husband and two adorable ADHD Shelties.

Where to find Linda:

addiva.net
addivaretreats.com
Facebook ADDiva and Linda Roggli
Twitter @addiva
Confessions of an ADDiva: midlife in the non-linear lane (award)
Let’s Fix It: A Magic Kit for ADHD Adults
Coaching Spa
linda@addiva.net

 

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Author. Parenting Guide. Journalist. Speaker.
Penny Williams guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. She’s the parent of a son with ADHD and autism, and the author of three award-winning books on parenting kids with ADHD. Penny is the current editor of ParentingADHDandAutism.com, Founder and Instructor for The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications.