Women and ADHD part two — ADHD Tip O the Day 966

In reply to Denise Dion’s comment:.

denise – the ADHD symptoms of the inattentive type, which most ADHD women have, are the same as in men but without the hyperactivity, distractability, procrastinating, for sure. And probably without the impulsivity, blurting out, poor judgement. etc.

And like men, often with comorbid anxiety, depression, and maybe substance abuse. etc.


Specifically: difficulty getting to work on time, keeping house or room clean and uncluttered, keeping appointments, meeting deadlines, impulse buying. etc.

It’s a booger.


Thank you for bringing this up; think i’ll use it in a post. and thank you for commenting and for all your support.
best wishes
doug

Parenthetical note of the day:

Because of societal expectations, some women have problems because they are “supposed to be” nice, sweet, loving, understanding, helpful, etc.  Well, that can be very nice, but it can be overdone.  We all need to be able to protect ourselves and to set limits.

 

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Links:

The previous post on ADHD in women

ADHD is different in women

Bonus Link:

Conquering procrastination

 

T Shirt Quote O the Day:

“You don’t always have to be nice.

Slash their tires”

 

Life with ADHD

We need to learn to say no.

 

Questions can be stressful with ADHD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. 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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11 Responses to Women and ADHD part two — ADHD Tip O the Day 966

  1. Pingback: The Giant ADHD Flywheel and More — ADHD Tip O the Day 968 | ADDadultstrategies

  2. rammkatze says:

    Interesting T-shirt Quote of the day! My T-shirt quote: “Toilet paper crisis of 2020 – I was there”. I actually have a T-shirt that says that (albeit in German). Everyone loves reading that shirt.

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  3. I definitely recognise myself in the “not being able to keep the house clean & tidy” bit. I live in creative chaos. And when things get out of sight, they get out of mind. So books I’m reading and want to read, are piled everywhere. Projects and notebooks are always close by, too 😅

    But I also want to reply about the hyperactive bit. Because that’s something I had a discussion about with my psychiatrist back when I got diagnosed with ADHD (and Autism). And I asked him : “don’t you mean I have ADD? Because I’m not hyperactive”. And he pointed out, that hyperactivity doesn’t necessarily have to be shown Outwards. You can also be Hyperactive inside (mind & body). Feeling restless, have a racing mind. Which I found a very interesting argument. Because my biggest ADHD problem might just be my insanely busy brain. There is no brake or stop button. It just goes, full time and non stop 🙈🤷🏼‍♀️😅

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    • Creative
      thank you for the great comment!
      in men, our hyperactivity usually diminishes after adolescence, and frequently reverts to simply constant fidgeting , which can be annoying to others (just ask my wife). however, my mind is always busy, like yours, and riding off in twelve different directions at the same time. plus, the giant flywheel inside (do you have one?), spinning fast, and making the sound “Go! Go! Go!”, even when there is nothing particiular I need to be doing (which is rare.) Meditation is helpful, but difficult to do with all of this going on.
      You commented, “Because my biggest ADHD problem might just be my insanely busy brain. There is no brake or stop button. It just goes, full time and non stop.”
      this sounds pretty much like what I experience?
      thank you for your contribution to the group. I’ll probably use this as a post.
      best wishes
      doug

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      • I recognise what you mean with the flywheel, I think. It mostly shouts a list of tasks and projects I should be doing, and a list of things I really shouldn’t forget. Which makes sitting still very hard. Like you said, meditation has also helped me in the past. But for some reason I can just never stick with it. Even though I know it helps, I just can’t get myself to sit down and do it. Because *makes chaotic and dramatic arm gestures* “The things! All the things that need to be done!” xD

        I also find it hard to finish things. Especially books or projects. Sometimes I can enjoy something so much, my Hyperfocus takes over (I have ADHD & Autism. My hyperfocus can be strong xD), and I finish it in no time. But a lot of the times I get bored, or something new distracts me. Which leads to reading 20 books at once, with usually about 3 or 4 actively (in turns), and about 20 craft projects. Also a few active ones. I struggle with it more, now that I’m trying to start up a small business. And having projects finished frequently (and on time) is kind of a must. So I hope I can work on it, by challenging myself (setting goals to make it interesting), and by taking my meds on time – every time.
        Do you struggle with this too?

        You’re welcome. And feel free to use it! ^_^

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    • creative
      PS: I also share, “If I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist.” Especially an issue with the refrigerator.
      doug

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