• Emotional Health

    Emotional Withdrawal as a Coping Mechanism

    It can be difficult to explain the struggles of being a woman/girl with ADHD. We struggle with organization, forgetfulness, staying on task, picking up on social cues, just to name a few. It’s not always easy for girls to feel as though they fit in with their peers. It can also be a challenge as girls become women with ADHD. So, in order to protect ourselves from rejection, bullying, or any other negative situation, we try to find ways to cope. One way is emotional withdrawal. We do this by bottling up our emotions, or pretending we don’t care, for instance. Girls with ADHD may learn this coping mechanism at…

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    Women and girls with ADHD/ADD

    When people think of ADHD/ADD, I think it’s easy to think of it as boy/man/male thing and to think of hyperactivity. For a long time, we’ve thought of ADHD/ADD as something only boys and men had. It can also be really easy to notice a hyperactive kid. However, there is quite a bit that we may forget, but need to remember. And that is that women and girls can also have ADHD/ADD. It is just as possible for girls and women to have it, as it is for their male counterparts. The things to remember about ADHD/ADD can make for a long list and we may be here for a…