100 Questions & Answers About Attention Deficit by Dr. Patricia Quinn

By Dr. Patricia Quinn

While you're a lady who has been clinically determined with attention-deficit hyperactivity sickness (ADHD), or the mother or father of a lady with the , this booklet deals aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity ailment (ADHD) in girls and women offers authoritative, useful solutions to universal questions about this sickness. Written through a popular ADHD professional, this ebook provides vital information regarding universal signs, the analysis technique, administration, and resources of aid for girls and ladies with ADHD. a useful source, this publication offers the mandatory instruments for an individual dealing with the emotional turmoil brought on by ADHD.

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I vividly recall receiving an e-mail from a woman who was newly diagnosed with ADHD. She shared her relief at the diagnosis and marveled at her excellent response to medication, and then went on to state that she had recently dyed her hair red. At that point, I mused that perhaps her impulsivity was not under as good control as she had thought. QXP 9/24/10 5:31 PM Page 21 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ADHD IN WOMEN AND GIRLS 12. Do girls who are diagnosed in childhood fare better as they enter adolescence?

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. Mothers understand, firsthand, how critical these attributes are for a woman to function and be successful on a daily basis.

Yet, despite these numerous genetic variations, each person ends up with a similar result—ADHD. These variations, however, may be an explanation for why people with ADHD all have such different symptom presentations. QXP 9/24/10 5:31 PM Page 30 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ADHD IN WOMEN AND GIRLS Currently, there is no commonly available genetic test for ADHD. 30 Currently, there is no commonly available genetic test for ADHD. Research continues to focus on identifying which genes, or combination of genes, may cause a person to be more susceptible to ADHD.

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