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Upcoming Research Opportunity for Adult Women with ADHD We’re so excited to share a unique opportunity for adult women with ADHD to contribute to novel research and have their experience heard by scientists and health professionals! There is currently a lack of research focusing on adult women with ADHD – especially from the perspective of the women themselves.  We will shortly be sending out a… 

My name is Kit & I have ADHD.

by Katrina, submitted 23 November 2021, What is wrong with me? Katrina doesn’t apply herself; Katrina doesn’t stop chatting, Katrina is so able, but doesn’t focus, Katrina gets easily distracted. Why don’t you work hard? If you worked as hard as you did at sports and music, you’d really succeed. You don’t apply yourself. Katrina has so much potential, Katrina isn’t reaching her full potential.… 

Meet the Research Team

Our Reseach Team on the ADHD Women Project  Prof. Dr. J.J. Sandra Kooij is a Professor of Adult ADHD at Amsterdam University Medical Centre/VUMc, and has been involved in ADHD research for more than 25 years. Her main research interests are ADHD, sleep and health, and the relationship between ADHD and hormonal changes in women.She is also a member of ADHD Europe’s Professional Advisory Board Dr. Dora… 

A late diagnosis can be damaging!

by Pippa, submitted 3 November 2021 My ADHD journey began when our son was diagnosed with the condition when he was at Primary School. I found help and support online and from a local Hertfordshire charity The ADD-vance ADHD and Autism Trust * (http://www.add-vance.org). I attended a course on ADHD and accessed parental coaching within the first year which transformed our family’s experience. It was… 

Executive Function

Our in-house experts say…  Executive Function” – what does that mean? The term Executive Function is used to refer to brain circuits that prioritize, integrate, and regulate other cognitive functions. Self regulating one’s thoughts, emotions, attention and actions into In a nutshell, ADHD is about not being able to organize and self-regulate one’s thoughts, emotions, attention and actions into something productive and useful for everyday… 

Today, I am a doctor!

by  Anonymous, submitted 16 October 2021  This is my story, I always knew I was a bit odd, my parents, family and teachers did also. Was it the way everyone did A, and I always did B? Was it the constant chatter? Was it the intense daydreaming, and being stuck in my own head? Was it the passion behind my creative projects? Or was it… 

ADHD in Girls

Articles ~ Must reads! Decades of failing to recognize ADHD in girls has created a “lost generation” of women…Girls are closing one gender gap we don’t want: diagnoses of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Between 2003 and 2011, parents reported an increase of ADHD diagnoses of 55% for girls, compared to 40% for boys, according to a 2015 study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.… 

Scatty, Clumsy, Forgetful & Procrastinating

by Jill Dykes, submitted 3 September 2021 I’d known about Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for a long time. At least I thought I did. I had a degree in psychology and remember the description of fidgety boys who couldn’t sit still in school and had trouble learning as a result. I remember the cognitive dissonance I experienced when my lecturer explained that children… 

The Road to Female ADHD Diagnosis is a Lonely One: What I learned from being diagnosed at 25

by Anonymous, submitted 28 August 2021 ‘What are you trying to get out of this?’ The words of my GP echo through my head. It has taken me 6 months of battling with my surgery to be referred for an ADHD assessment, and I’m finally on the cusp. ‘The symptoms you have are also symptoms of depression and anxiety, so how do you know you’re…