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.
Resources in this Episode
(Yes, some of these are affiliate links.)
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
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:
Facebook ADDiva and Linda Roggli
Confessions of an ADDiva: midlife in the non-linear lane (award)
Let’s Fix It: A Magic Kit for ADHD Adults
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