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ADHD in Women
In recent years, there has been a significant shift in our understanding of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis. Traditionally perceived as a condition affecting primarily children and young boys, the landscape is changing, and a growing trend is emerging – ADHD diagnosis of women in their 40s.
Symptoms Specific to Women
While the classic symptoms of ADHD include impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention, women often experience a distinct set of challenges that can remain unnoticed or misattributed for decades. These symptoms may include:
Diagnosis: Navigating the Path
Accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of effective management. Women in their 40s seeking a diagnosis for ADHD should consider the following steps:
While conventional treatments such as stimulant medications and behavioural therapy remain effective for ADHD, naturopathic approaches can provide a holistic and personalized treatment plan for women in their 40s:
The evolving trend of ADHD diagnosis in women in their 40s underscores the importance of a nuanced understanding of the condition. As a naturopathic doctor, I have the privilege of offering evidence-informed, personalized approaches that address the unique symptoms and challenges faced by women. By acknowledging the specific needs of this demographic and tailoring treatments accordingly, we can effectively support women to thrive with their ADHD diagnosis.
Dr. Moyer Naturopath Vancouver