By Dr. Patricia Quinn

When you are a lady who has been clinically determined with attention-deficit hyperactivity illness (ADHD), or the mother or father of a woman with the situation, this e-book deals support. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity sickness (ADHD) in girls and women presents authoritative, functional solutions to universal questions on this disease. Written through a popular ADHD professional, this ebook offers vital information regarding universal indicators, the analysis technique, administration, and resources of aid for girls and ladies with ADHD. a useful source, this ebook offers the mandatory instruments for a person dealing with the emotional turmoil attributable to ADHD.

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ADHD and Coexisting Conditions Commonly Seen in Women and Girls 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ADHD IN WOMEN AND GIRLS When ADHD and anxiety occur together, it is important to first try to determine if the anxiety is a true coexisting condition or whether it is the result of ADHD symptoms. Women and girls with coexisting anxiety often cannot identify which disorder is causing them the most difficulty. Treatment of the ADHD symptoms can often make the picture clearer. For many of these girls and women, their anxiety will decrease with the reduction of their ADHD symptoms.

Family history. Both ADHD and BMD have a genetic component. Therefore, when taking a family history, it is important to seek out symptoms of both disorders, as they may not have been formally diagnosed in the past. As pointed out earlier, some women may have both ADHD and BMD and one or the other or both may also occur in their families. It is important that when ADHD and BMD occur together, both must be properly diagnosed and treated in order for these women to improve. 23. How are coexisting ADHD and bipolar disorder best treated?

In our book, Understanding Girls with AD/HD (2001), Drs. Nadeau, Littman, and I refer, for the first time, to the toxic mother/daughter dyad. There, we described the negative pattern of interactions frequently seen between mother and daughter when the daughter has ADHD. It seems that when presented with the difficulties her daughter’s ADHD symptoms create, a mother becomes hypercritical of her daughter’s behavior and the daughter often becomes oppositional—to her mother only. Mothers expect their daughters to have self-control and to be responsible, neat, and organized.

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