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

By Dr. Patricia Quinn

When you are a lady who has been clinically determined with attention-deficit hyperactivity ailment (ADHD), or the mother or father of a lady with the situation, this publication bargains support. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity illness (ADHD) in girls and women offers authoritative, functional solutions to universal questions about this ailment. Written by way of a popular ADHD professional, this booklet offers vital information regarding universal signs, the prognosis technique, administration, and resources of help for ladies and women with ADHD. a useful source, this e-book offers the mandatory instruments for somebody dealing with the emotional turmoil as a result of ADHD.

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And, while no specific reading disability may be diagnosed, reading comprehension can be affected if a student is not paying attention to what she is reading. All students with ADHD have problems learning. Treatment for ADHD, while having no impact on documented specific learning disabilities, can improve academic achievement (grades) in students with the learning deficits by reducing ADHD symptoms. QXP 9/29/10 9:59 AM Page 50 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ADHD IN WOMEN AND GIRLS as well in students with ADHD and learning disabilities as they do in students with ADHD only.

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?

In our book, Understanding Girls with AD/HD (2001), Drs. Nadeau, Littman, and I refer, for the first time, to the toxic mother/daughter dyad. 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.

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