Topic: ADHD

Career Women And ADHD: Does It Help Or Hinder Them?

Career Women And ADHD: Does It Help Or Hinder Them?

According to one Harvard study, roughly 4.4% of adults have ADHD — and about 40% of those people are women. “Girls with ADHD remain an enigma–often overlooked, misunderstood and hotly debated,” said Ellen Littman, PhD, one of the first psychologists and researchers to focus on gender differences in ADHD and to advocate for a re examination of how the disorder is defined. Girls who have been overlooked for ADHD or ADD or misdiagnosed often carry it into adulthood.

Some of the daily demands that can be affected by ADHD and ADD include tedious and repetitive tasks, trouble with planning and organization. Procrastination is common as well as impulsivity and the tendency to interrupt others. All of those are things that could negatively impact a job. More »