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March 26, 2023

Hormones: The Missing Link in Managing ADHD in Girls & Women

with podcast guest

Adele Wimsett


Adele Wimsett is a Women’s Health Practitioner & Cyclical Living Expert. Following her ADHD diagnosis at 41, she was keen to explore how her hormones influenced her traits and went on to learn a ton about this condition and how to function better when considering her hormone fluctuations. Adele co-authored the book Essential Feminine Wisdom and she’s passionate about educating women and girls on how to harness the power of their cyclical nature. From menarche to menopause, Adele bridges the woo & the science, supporting women to balance their hormones naturally.

In this episode, we talk about Adele’s ADHD diagnosis at 41, why there are so many undiagnosed women and girls, how ADHD manifests differently in girls vs. boys, common signs of ADHD in girls and women, how ADHD symptoms fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle, the impact of hormones on the efficacy of ADHD medications, and so much more!

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  • Adele’s journey to her ADHD diagnosis and work as a Women’s Health Practitioner
  • Why ADHD in girls and women tends to be underdiagnosed
  • How ADHD manifests differently in women and girls
  • ADHD traits in women are often misconstrued as character flaws
  • Genetic, environmental, and dietary factors that may contribute to ADHD
  • The three types of ADHD: hyperactive, inattentive, and combined type
  • Executive dysfunction and common signs of ADHD in girls and women
  • Risk factors around girls being undiagnosed
  • The role hormones play with neurotransmitters
  • How our fluctuating sex hormones impact brain function
  • Why diagnosis increases around the onset of puberty and then again at perimenopause
  • How ADHD symptoms fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle
  • Hormones should be considered in every treatment plan
  • There are so many factors that should be considered for improving quality of life before going straight to medication
  • How hormone fluctuations impact the efficacy of ADHD medications
  • Adele’s choice not to take medication for her ADHD and how she supports herself
  • There’s no universal answer or protocol
  • The challenge with getting a diagnosis in a child


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