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The Center
A Resource for Women and Girls with AD/HD



As of December 31, 2013, The Center will be closing. Articles and books pertaining to girls and women with ADHD (including the SASI scales for self-assessment) may still be found on the ADDvance.com webite.

This site was developed to help you learn more about ADHD in girls and women. We hope that you found the information contained here useful.

ADHD is a neurological disorder affecting millions of individuals, limiting their potential, affecting their families, and interfering with many aspects of their daily lives. For girls and women, ADHD is often a hidden disorder, ignored or misdiagnosed by the educational and medical communities causing these girls and women to suffer in silence. To address this problem, the National Center for Girls and Women with ADHD was founded in 1997 by Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. to promote awareness, advocacy, and research on ADHD in women and girls. Over the years, we have continued this work at The Center.

Current diagnostic criteria that continue to emphasize traits common to boys leave the majority of girls and women with ADHD to remain undiagnosed and misunderstood. Improved knowledge and a better understanding of girls and women with ADHD have the potential to improve many lives and relieve countless women of the shame with which they have grown up. To date, the medical community, as well as the general population, remains ignorant of the unique impact of ADHD on females, but that is changing.

Our job here is finished. We wish you well in your search for answers and hope that you will continue to spead the word about women and girls with ADHD. Remember, ADHD is a hopeful diagnosis. The greatest hurdle is knowing that that is what is affecting you. Once you clear that hurdle, effective treatment and endless possibilities await!



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