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A 'Quick Start" Guide to ADD in Women

Dr Quinn!  You have done it again!  Finally, a “Quick Start” guide to ADD in Women! 

Attention Deficit Disorder in Women is known to have been difficult to diagnose (and can be tricky to treat) as women age because of the weirdness of our hormones.  I know that because it took me until age 50 to get a diagnosis that made sense in light of the problems I had lived with all of my life.  Treating my depression only, did nothing for the ADD-related problems.  After reading Dr. Quinn’s first book on this subject, I was able to talk more sensibly with my doctor and both of us were quite pleased with the outcome.

Now there is a kind of “Quick Start” Guide to ADD and Women.  Hooray!  Thank you!  Even if I do not win a copy of the book, I will be buying one!

Thank you, again, Dr. Quinn, for all that you do to make living with ADD and being a woman seem a whole lot more “do-able” than I ever dreamed.

Dianne L.

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Thanks, Dianne, for your critique of the Quick Start Guide to ADD and Women.  Could you please give the full name of Dr. Quinn so I can look into it?

I was finally diagnosed at age 64 after wrestling with depression and anxiety all of my life that was resistant to counseling and anti-depressants.  Many of the ADD symptoms are getting worse for whatever reason but I have dry mouth from Sjogren’s, an autoimmune disease, and taking methylphenidate ripped my mouth to shreds and increased my resting heart rate from 60 to 90.  I did find that the medicine cleared my head considerably and made me see my life in a totally different—better—manner.  The one thing going for me is that I exercise daily—aerobic and toning with yoga, etc.  I would like to meditate more and practice mindfulness.  Those are the only non-medicinal helps I can use as anti-depressants,  ADD meds and tranqs cause dry mouth or balance issues.

Your posts are very helpful and informative.  Thanx.

Posted by CleverGirl on Aug 08, 2014 at 3:00pm

It’s Dr. Patricia O. Quinn. Her website is: http://www.addvance.com/.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Aug 08, 2014 at 4:35pm

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