EP. 114: ADHD, Women and Hormones

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By Tracy Otsuka. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about women, ADHD and hormones. She starts out by thanking those female pioneers, most of whom have ADHD, for leading the charge in teaching us about what ADHD looks like in women. Experts like Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, Dr. Ellen Littman, Dr. Patricia Quinn, Dr. Sari Solden, Dr. Sandra Kooj who she has learned so much from.

Tracy shares:

  • Why ADHD has always been about the boys
  • How ADHD looks different in girls
  • The biggest problem among health care practitioners that impacts women
  • Why girls/women are often misdiagnosed
  • Who struggles more with ADHD, men or women
  • How societal pressures and gender role expectations affect ADHD women
  • Her thoughts around perfectionism and ADHD
  • How estrogen impacts ADHD symptoms and is not stable during our lifespan
  • New research about hormone related mood disorders that may impact ADHD women
  • Whether or not there’s such a thing as adult onset ADHD
  • Some information on is it dementia or ADHD

Resources:

www.tracyotsuka.com/aok

adhdpalooza.com/women/

chesapeakeadd.com/home/our-team/kathleen-nadeau/

www.drellenlittman.com/

www.sarisolden.com/

www.eunetworkadultadhd.com/author/sandra-kooij/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPerPxb-RNs&fbclid=IwAR2WmX55i1V5jCoGxVsRJLK7Ee42KeYaiVKvGcV8sftahJ6kvpq_IZigilw&ab_channel=BroadcastingADHDEurope

www.additudemag.com/webinar/adhd-in-women-symptoms-treatment-support-podcast-337/

www.additudemag.com/webinar/adhd-in-older-adults-dementia-medication-podcast-331/

www.additudemag.com/pmdd-adhd-in-women/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=diagnosis&fbclid=IwAR2R6hdGmEN53XqbecFAeGE9caRriHos9nE184yoeryTTBKg8f3szC99Cnw

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