According to this list of female ADD/ADHD symptoms, I qualify! How about you?
Hypersensitivity to noise, touch, smell; Women with small children are often overwhelmed by the constant interruptions, the noise level and commotion at home
Feelings of low self-worth; Women may feel they should be able to “do it all” and feel defeated when they can’t keep up. Juggling parenting and work responsibilities can simply be overwhelming
Hypersensitivity to criticism; Again, high expectations since childhood of being a “good girl” can make women with ADHD more vulnerable to these sensitivities
Poor sense of time, often running late
Being emotionally charged and easily upset; This is exacerbated during hormonal changes
Starting projects but seeming unable to finish them; Do you have piles of empty photo books? Heaps of unfinished sewing projects?
Taking on too much; On top of work and parenting, there is often the need for women to take on even more, like volunteering, helping out with school-related functions, making meals from scratch, etc.
Difficulty remembering names; This often gets worse before, during and after menopause
Saying things without thinking, often hurting others' feelings
Poor math and/or writing skills
Seeming to not want to hear what others are saying; This is especially difficult for women, who often want to connect socially, but have difficulty doing so
Engaging in addictive behaviors: shopping, TV (soaps!) and eating are commonly seen.
Problems with word retrieval; again, this is often worse during menopause
Poor handwriting; an embarrassing issue - society seems more accepting of poor penmanship in men
Difficulty with boring, repetitive tasks, such as laundry and other housekeeping chores
Spending time ruminating
Difficulty making decisions; Grocery shopping is often painful, with all the choices available in stores today
Clumsiness and poor coordination
Tiring easily, or conversely, difficulty sitting still
Difficulty falling asleep and difficulty waking up the next morning; Again, made worse during menopause
Answer by chrstny88 at 9:16 PM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by SMITxsM2 at 10:27 PM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 AM on May. 18, 2011