• 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…

  • Women/Moms with ADHD

    Women with ADHD and Friendships

    As women, we do enjoy being accepted by others. It is a good feeling to being able to make connections and create friendships. For many making and keeping those friendships may come somewhat naturally. However, social interactions are a struggle for women with ADHD. It’s not as easy as it may seem. Studies show that social behaviours for women with ADHD are more impaired than for women who don’t have ADHD. Social connections and behaviours require a lot of executive function, which is something that those with ADHD struggle with. Women with ADHD struggle with social cues, checking in with others, being able to follow conversations with others, good listening,…

  • Uncategorized

    Women and girls do have ADHD too

    Many people might thing that only boys and men have ADHD/ADD. Most may simply associate ADHD hyperactivity, which is more commonly seen in boys with the disorder. However, girls and women are just as likely to have ADHD as boys and men are. Yes, women and girls do have ADHD/ADD. I should know, as I am woman with ADHD/ADD, who was diagnosed at age 12. And I know I’m not the only woman and girl, who has and struggles with ADHD/ADD. There are many of us out there. There is something that we have to keep in mind, though. Hyperactivity isn’t the only symptom of ADHD/ADD. Girls and women generally…