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ADHD in Women

You're Invited to the Women with ADHD Webinar - POSTPONED

ADHD EXPERT WEBINAR: How Girls and Women Can Win with ADHD

UPDATE: Tomorrow’s free webinar with ADHD expert Patricia Quinn, M.D., is being POSTPONED due to the storm.

Please check back for the new date when we will be sharing advice and perspective on taking on attention deficit like the powerful woman you are.


Are you a woman living with ADHD? Join ADHD expert Patricia Quinn, M.D., as she hosts the “How Girls and Women Can Win with ADHD” Webinar on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, from 1p.m. to 2p.m. EST (12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CST and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST). The Webinar is free and open to all ADDConnect members.

This is the fifth of ten ADHD Awareness Week Webinars that address topics that will help you better manage symptoms, your family, and your life. They are hosted by top experts in the field, all of whom are contributors to ADDitude magazine and See the full line-up here.

To participate, you’ll need to:

1. Register. Signing up is free and easy.

2. Check your inbox for the confirmation email with your webinar link.

3. Start posting your questions at 1 PM EST! Do you have a question you would like to submit to Patricia Quinn, M.D. in advance? Post it here. [Note: You must be a member of ADDConnect in order to post. Sign up for free here.]

Hope to “see” you there!


I will attend

Posted by CAG-GO on Oct 06, 2012 at 2:06am

I will attend too!

Posted by MarketingVeep on Oct 06, 2012 at 5:09am

I will attend

Posted by meckelman on Oct 06, 2012 at 10:10am

I would like to attend.

Posted by Missed That on Oct 09, 2012 at 1:45pm

I would like to attend!

Posted by Puppykisses on Oct 09, 2012 at 8:20pm

Hi, please sign me up to join the Women with ADHD chat!

Question for Dr. Quinn;

First, I’d like to thank Dr. Quinn for her wonderful books, they have helped me better understand my daughter with ADD and made me realize that I might also have it.

My question is this: My diagnosis was suspected by me and my psychiatrist, who I was seeing for depression and anxiety, based on self-reported symptoms from childhood to age 52.  I was put on 15 mg Adderall quick release, twice per day for a month to see what effect it had.  It did seem to help me focus, but what he said “clinched” the diagnosis was that I was able to take an afternoon nap, whereas a NT person would be crawling the walls.

What do you think of this method of diagnosing someone, is it valid?  Would you recommend my being seen for a full evaluation by a psychiatrist who specializes in ADDHD?


Posted by Kate48230 on Oct 09, 2012 at 10:59pm

What are the benefits of medication?

Posted by Gertie on Oct 10, 2012 at 12:08am


Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 at 6:37pm

I’ll be there! smile

Posted by SusanZ on Oct 12, 2012 at 6:51pm

I’d appreciate some insights/advice about ADHD and menopause. It feels like it’s exacerbating my ADHD.

Posted by SusanZ on Oct 12, 2012 at 6:58pm

As SusanZ indicated above, I am wondering if my ADD is worse as I am perimenopausal.

Posted by stella on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:56pm

I will be there.

Posted by Frvrdncng on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:58pm

See u there.

Posted by RMG on Oct 12, 2012 at 9:03pm

I plan to attend!

Posted by thebarkingpig on Oct 12, 2012 at 9:29pm

I’ll be there!  Ditto to SusanZ and Stella…how does the female hormone fluctuation affect ADHD, and any helpful advice on how to deal with it on a daily basis.  Also, wondering if a lot of my symptoms are more symptomatic of menapause than actual ADHD.  Thanks.

Posted by CHATRCHIC52 on Oct 12, 2012 at 10:46pm
Posted by avrafainer on Oct 12, 2012 at 10:53pm

I am planning to attend. Thanks!

Posted by avrafainer on Oct 12, 2012 at 10:53pm

Will be there, I echo the concern about (pre-or full blown) menopause and ADD symptoms! I feel like I will have to write my name down soon to remember it!

Posted by addigirl on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:10pm

I will be there!

Posted by wisdomwild on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:23pm

Have a 504 plan mtg. that morning but sd be finished in time to join in this chat

Posted by peguta on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:27pm

count me in!

Posted by May on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:42pm

I will be there! :D If you are sending out email reminders, I would like one ..  Please & Thank you!!

Posted by jnp on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:57pm

Should be there!

Posted by ruthynyc on Oct 13, 2012 at 12:14am

Will be there!

Posted by lovebymom on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:41am

Looking forward to it.

Posted by Lorraine on Oct 13, 2012 at 3:13am

Will attend

Posted by njmom on Oct 13, 2012 at 3:53am

Will be there, from Australia!

Posted by jesslee70 on Oct 13, 2012 at 5:57am


Posted by kfive on Oct 13, 2012 at 9:08am

I will attend.

Posted by kgaskin on Oct 13, 2012 at 9:09am

I’ll attend.

Posted by lrs10463 on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:07am

I’ll be attending.

Posted by liza on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:35am

will try to make it, work permitting.

Posted by Sherlock on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:44pm

I will try to attend.

Posted by larsenr on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:43am

i will try and be there.  thank you.

Posted by eitalk58 on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:02am

Yes - and I would also like to hear about the connection with menopause. My last period was 2 years ago. I was diagnosed with ADD a year ago. My symptoms, particularly working memory, seem to be worsening. I feel like I’m going nuts! Thanks.

Posted by revmlt on Oct 16, 2012 at 3:15am

Will attend.

Posted by mklmsw on Oct 16, 2012 at 9:09pm

I will attend.

Posted by DeAnne on Oct 16, 2012 at 11:18pm

Please include me.

Posted by AtaraK on Oct 17, 2012 at 7:06am

I will be there

Posted by Marianna on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:11pm

Will there be any recorded video or audio, even transcripts of any of these? I just registered to ADDitudemag online and this webcast is one I particularly found may be helpful! BUT…..1:00pm EST in the USA (where I recently moved from) is 4:00AM in Australia!!! :( I wish there were something similar over here…any advice? Thanks. Good work you all are doing for people btw!

Posted by iforgotit on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:18pm

1) Post-menopausal exacerbation of my ADHD symptoms. I was diagnosed a year ago at 49 and the medication was a miracle but I am still struggling with everyday organization and memory, etc…
2) I am seeing a therapist who is terrific for working out my emotional issues but I can’t afford to hire an ADD coach for help in the everyday management of myself and my family’s life (all my responsibility).
There is a lot of help online but screensucking is a major issue for me! If I get on the computer for help everyday-I wouldn’t get anything else done. Help!

Posted by Mars on Oct 24, 2012 at 8:46pm

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