Menopause and ADHD Treatments: Free Guide for Women

During perimenopause and menopause, many women experience cognitive changes that mimic and can be confused with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But how the hormonal changes of menopause only affect women who have ADHD? The science, unfortunately, just isn’t there. Despite increased and extremely warranted interest, no studies specifically examine menopause in women with ADHD. And it’s a serious medical problem.

But what we know — about menopause in general, the role of estrogen, and the effects of hormone fluctuations on “ADHD-like” symptoms — can help us understand the menopausal transition in women with ADHD and how clinicians can discuss treatment and care. for this group.

In this free resource for patients, learn about available pharmacological (and non-pharmacological) treatments and interventions that target neurotransmitters affected by estrogen loss, which may help women with ADHD relieve symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Patients should consult their clinician regarding any procedure. bring this ADDitude Patient Resource at your next doctor’s appointment and write down your questions and notes.

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only

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