6 Best ADHD Books for Women


Looking for a definitive text on ADHD in women, a handy guide, a memoir or all of the above? Check out these texts from the experts in the field of women with ADHD:


Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life

by Sari Solden and MS

Groundbreaking research on women with ADHD that shows the link to depression, anxiety, disorganization, and underachievement. Including real-life case studies, therapist Sari Solden looks at the impact of societal expectations on women with ADHD and proposes three steps to recovery: restructuring life, renegotiating relationships and redefining self-image.


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The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done

by Terry Matlen and Sari Solden

Something’s got to give, and therapist Terry Matlen is here to the rescue with practical skills to help women reclaim their lives. Topics covered include parenting, relationships, skin issues, hormones, meal planning, and more. This how-to on how to thrive is more than just a survival guide, it’s a new way of living.




Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD: Beyond Piles, Palms, & Post-its

by Terry Matlen MSW

This collection of tips and tricks aims to relieve women of the anxiety and guilt of living with ADHD. In this collection of hidden gems, hundreds of real women living with ADHD share what works for them. This easy-to-flip-through-manual will help you once and for all get to the bottom of the laundry pile or that out-of-control junk mail.




Understanding Girls with ADHD, Updated and Revised: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do

by Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman & Patricia Quinn

From the home and workplace to school and in relationships, this update from the 1999 classic is more comprehensive than ever. The complexity of women and girls is captured by team of two therapists and a pediatrician/ADHD specialist using clinical examples, research and case material and does not shy away from controversy.




ADHD According to Zoë: The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding Your Focus, and Finding Your Keys

by Zoë Kessler and Patricia O. Quinn MD

This memoir by journalist and blogger Zoë Kessler gets real on what it’s like being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. Using creativity and humor, Zoë tells her entertaining story, not holding back on what it’s really like to have your career and relationships challenged with ADHD.




100 Questions & Answers About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) In Women And Girls

by Dr. Patricia Quinn

Pediatrician and renowned ADHD Patricia Quinn answers all of your questions about ADHD in women and girls. An ideal selection for anyone wanting a comprehensive look at the symptoms, diagnosis process, ADHD management and everything in between.





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