Women and ADD ADHD (and even sex) — ADD Tip o the Day 512

Women’s symptoms of ADD ADHD get worse after puberty.

I didn’t know this.  What do you think?  from jeg

Girls often don’t get diagnosed

From Lisa Tims, special education specialist

What is fascinating is that many girls with ADD have quite a high rate of IQ and could be called “gifted”. When a child has a high IQ there are no problems in school work, but their lack loopholes get reflected as they mature into adults. Keep in mind that ADD is not a learning disorder, and patients do not inevitably are poor performers in school. Till high school they can be quite well off, but with mounting pressure and assignments symptoms may become more and more evident.

She also describes the “tomboys”, the “chattys”, and the daydreamers, so not all girls with ADD ADHD look alike.

Bonus links:

ADD test for women    from jeg

from bryan clik  sex and the ADD woman

sometimes good enough is good enough:

homey on overdoing

doug

PS  I’m very grateful for the new reviews!  clik 1   clik 2

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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