Understanding ADHD in Girls and Women

Understanding ADHD in Girls and Women

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Description

Written by expert professionals, this book provides comprehensive information about available support for women and girls with ADHD and tips for clinicians and professionals who work with them.

The symptoms of ADHD are no less impairing in females than males, but can be missed or misunderstood. This book arms professionals, parents, and women themselves as it maps out where to go for information, who can help and how to understand ADHD better. It explains routes to assessment and diagnosis for girls and young women, how to access support in education, available treatments, and the impact of living with ADHD on overall mental health. It explores the benefits of ADHD coaching for girls to help develop their unique strengths and talents.

There is also a focus on ADHD diagnosis for women in adulthood and specific advice about treatment and medication for later in life. Central to the book are the personal experiences of ADHD from women and girls from a variety of backgrounds. These tell of late diagnosis, missed opportunities, a lifetime of adaptations and the power of recognition and treatment and are powerful stories for professionals and individuals with ADHD alike.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 22mm | 520g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • x2 photographs (b&w) x1 shutterstock image (b&w)x1 artwork image (b&w)x18 diagrams
  • 1787754006
  • 9781787754003
  • 40,584

Review quote

This is a powerful and proactive publication. For far too long in the area of ADHD "boys have made all the noise" whilst girls and women with ADHD have gone undetected, unrecognised and suffered in silence. This book, written with a combination of experts in the field and the voices of girls and women who have lived with ADHD, outlines the scale of the issue and what can be done about it.

This book is not just timely it is vital. By highlighting the impact of ADHD in girls and women this book will change many lives, not just for girls and women today but for all those in the future. In my view this is the most important book written in the field of ADHD for many, many years. -- Fin O'Regan, behaviour and SEND consultant and trainer
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About Andrea Bilbow

Joanne Steer is a chartered clinical psychologist with over 14 years' experience and is Associate Director for Emotional Health Services at Achieving for Children, based in Kingston and Richmond, UK. She is the co-author of Helping Children and Teens with ADHD in School.
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