Hiding or Thriving? The Lived Experiences and Coping Strategies of Women with ADHD

Despite the concerning evidence of serious comorbid conditions with ADHD, the number of women being diagnosed for ADHD in recent years has increased drastically with significantly more adult females being diagnosed in later life than males. Since most women with ADHD have been diagnosed as adults, they have been managing their symptoms without prescription medications for much of their lives. By interviewing women with ADHD, this research seeks to examine their self-directed approaches to managing symptoms, providing a unique opportunity for understanding and treating the disorder, including and beyond, prescription medications, which have been associated with some serious side effects.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsCharles Sturt UniversityCharles Sturt University, Australia