Special Report on ADHD & Women’s Health Now Available Offers Insight on ADHD For Girls, Adolescents and Women

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 5 (PRNewswire) — Quita Remick found out eight years ago what more and more women are learning. Her disorganization, inability to focus, sense of perpetual chaos and social difficulties were not due to some defect in her personality but rather to a chemical dysfunction in her brain, — Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Remick’s story as well as the experiences of other women and girls diagnosed with ADHD is featured in the National Women’s Health Resource Center’s (NWHRC) latest issue of the National Women’s Health Report, “ADHD & Women’s Health.”

Recent research suggests ADHD affects at least 7.5 percent of school-aged children and 4.5 percent of all adults. Girls often don’t get diagnosed because ADHD can look quite different in females than in males according to Patricia Quinn, MD, Executive Director of the National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD. Because ADHD is usually a lifelong disorder, how it manifests itself and how it’s handled throughout a woman’s life stages can differ, adds Dr. Quinn.

“ADHD & Women’s Health”:

Describes some of the latest ADHD research and how it applies to girls.
• Gives details on the latest ADHD medication therapy and other treatment strategies to help women and girls cope with the disorder.
Offers insight on how ADHD affects women at different life stages and how symptoms may be affected by puberty, pregnancy, PMS, and menopause.
Outlines lifestyle tips that women with ADHD can use to get organized and feel less overwhelmed by their day-to-day routines.
Lists organizations and books to use as resources.
“ADHD & Women’s Health” was developed in partnership with the National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD, a membership organization aimed at promoting awareness, advocacy and research on ADHD in women and girls. It was produced with the support of an educational grant from McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals.

The National Women’s Health Resource Center is the nation’s leading independent, nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to educating women of all ages about health and wellness issues. Its Web site, http://www.healthywomen.org , is a one-stop shop for women’s health.

To order a free copy of “ADHD & Women’s Health” call toll-free 877-986-9472 or visit http://www.healthywomen.org