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ADHD Medications – Benefit or Risk? Research or Myths?

Are you newly diagnosed with ADHD and considering medication? Or do you have a child with ADHD and lack the answers you need for the next step on your ADHD journey?  You are not alone! The topic of medication for ADHD, whether its aimed for children or adults, can evoke both emotions and questions. Perhaps […]

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Assessment of girls and women with ADHD and autism – A white spot on the map?

If you read my previous Letterlife blog post, I hope you took away at least two things. First, that ADHD and autism often overlap, meaning that if you suspect one, traits of the other may be present. Second, girls receive their diagnoses later than boys, and girls often mask their difficulties. This poses a challenge […]

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Tomorrow Is a Brand New Day

Tears roll down the cheeks of a girl sitting on her bed, staring into the air in despair. “Mom, I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. My brain is breaking.” She’s in her first year of the economics program in high school. While she managed through middle school quite well, high school has become […]

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How do I find the best ADHD coach for me?

Over the past years, ADHD coaching has gained popularity, with an increasing number of professionals promoting their services. However, differences in requirements of formal licensing and limited scientific literature have led to ongoing debates about the effectiveness and legitimacy of ADHD coaching. Despite the absence of conclusive research though, ADHD coaching, with its common-sense and […]

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Coaching, a personalized, timely, and cost-effective support for women with ADHD

Suffering from the broken record syndrome? You are probably already painfully aware of how your ADHD and hormones create devious challenges in your everyday life. Maybe you also experience that traditional treatment approaches don’t quite provide the personalized and practical support you need to get on with your life. This is where ADHD-coaching works as […]

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The emotional lifes of girls with ADHD

Unrecognized Struggles Research show that girls with ADHD show fewer externalizing symptoms and more often get an ADD-diagnosis. However, these girls exist and are struggling without being recognized. They experience social and academic challenges, keeping it together in school, exploding at home. The masking and compensating drain their energy, and the meltdowns and tantrums hurt […]

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Suddenly, I couldn’t get my shit together -ADHD & Menopause

I found myself staring right into the computer screen without knowing what I was doing. I had no idea how long I had been sitting there. Five minutes, half an hour, or several hours? I looked at the screen and saw that I had an email open and realized that I had been about to […]

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Girls with Autism and ADHD – Struggling to fit in and to be accepted

ADHD is the most common diagnosis in girls with autism and autistic traits or an autism diagnosis are also common in those with ADHD. Therefore, when meeting individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ND), it’s essential to consider both ADHD and autism. Girls and women are still sadly underdiagnosed, often because they are better than boys at […]

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New Year, Same ADHD – Time to Break Some Resolutions?

A new year – a time for new beginnings! For those of us embracing life with ADHD however, the New Year might be about much more than turning a page. It might be about creating an entirely new chapter full of unexpected plots, excessive use of post-it notes, and the perpetual search for misplaced phones, […]