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How interested was I, then, to read this article from Science Daily about women with ADHD. In sum, women who reported having ADHD were found to be much more likely to experience poverty, insomnia, clinical depression, anxiety disorder, and other negative life impacts.
What does all this mean? For one thing, we who are blessed to be mothers cannot ignore our daughters' ADHD symptoms any more than we would ignore our sons' symptoms. The potential impact is just too serious. For another, we who are "blessed" with ADHD need not be shy about reaching out for help.
My symptoms were not imaginary; they were not evidence of my lack of spirituality; they were not "depressed housewife syndrome." Once I received a proper diagnosis from a psychologist, I underwent a behavioral treatment program and learned ways of managing. That was over twenty-five years ago, and I cannot tell you how much my life improved, even though the challenges persist.
As always, I hope that my little "woman-to-woman" ideas have helped.
Link to the information on NIMH: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml
Link to the article on Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720122838.htm