ADHD: Suffering in Silence: Women With Adult ADHD (cont.)

In Dale's case, she found out she had adult ADHD before her two sons were diagnosed with it. "I don't live in fear anymore," she says. "I know that I have ADHD and I think of it more as an asset now. It's another skill; it's another way of addressing life that other people don't have."

Published Oct. 18, 2004.

SOURCES: Lori-Lynn Dale, adult ADHD patient. Patricia Quinn, MD, director, National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD, a nonprofit group. F. Xavier Castellanos, MD, director, Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience, New York University Child Study Center. Patricia A. Pape, PsyD, psychologist in private practice, Wellington, Fla. Terry Matlen, MSW, author, Survival Tips For Women With ADHD: Beyond Piles, Palms, and Post-its. L. Eugene Arnold, MD, child psychiatrist; and author, A Family Guide to ADHD. Russell Barkley, PhD, professor of psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina. Marc Atkins, PhD, professor of psychology, University of Illinois in Chicago.

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