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ADHD diagnosis in adulthood can be life-changing for women, writer Noelle Faulkner says – ABC News

Noelle Faulkner says she grew up feeling something about herself she could not explain, and like many women with ADHD it took until she was an adult to find the…



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Burnt out, anxious and feeling like you’re on a roller coaster you can’t get off: welcome to life with ADHD.
Key points:

  • ADHD is caused by a reduction in the amount of dopamine and noradrenaline in certain areas of the brain
  • More boys are diagnosed with ADHD than girls, at a rate of up to 10 to one
  • Noelle Faulkner said finally receiving an ADHD diagnosis had been life-changing

And if you’re a woman living with the condition, there’s an extra hurdle on top of all that.
Women are more likely to make…

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