ADHD Symptoms in Women

The common symptoms of ADHD in Women

ADHD Symptoms in Women

Women are generally diagnosed with Inattentive ADHD or Combined ADHD.

The symptoms in women are historically and socially seen as traits that women "generally possess" anyway.

Which is why women question whether they have ADHD many times before gaining the strength and courage to see a Doctor and get a diagnosis.

Women put a lot of their symptoms down to being a woman, being a Mum, carrying the mental load, sleep deprivation and general anxiety or overwhelm.

Common Symptoms of ADHD in Women include:

  • Anxiety

  • 'Scatty' or 'Ditsy'

  • People Pleasing

  • Intuitive

  • Empathetic

  • Perfectionist

  • Binge eating or other eating disorders

  • Taking on too much

  • Have trouble saying No

  • Messy OR have OCD tendencies - one extreme to the other

  • Talkative

  • Talking Fast

  • Feeling like you're never on top of anything, always chasing your tail

  • Feeling like you're always covering up or catching up

  • Projecting an image of having everything under control - Masking

  • Can be the life of the party and have a big personality socially

  • Feeling like your life is out of control

  • Emotional Dysregulation - Extreme emotions. Can be disproportionate to the situation

  • Oversharing

  • Impulse Spending

  • Clumsy

  • Being tired all the time

  • Hitting a wall in the middle of the day

  • Not having regular sleep patterns

  • Constantly staying up later than you should, even though you are exhausted and always complain you are tired - Revenge Bedtime Procrastination



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