Women suffering ADHD carry a unique experience vastly different from their male counterparts. With adult women, today, commonly lacking in proper childhood diagnosis and treatment, they have learned to succumb and deal with the effects of ADHD their entire lives. As part of this isolation, ADHD women commonly find, after reaching adulthood, they live a life that is vastly confused and frustrating simply based upon the smaller mistakes made in early in life.
Known as the secondary effect of ADHD, women who suffer in silence often find they are overwhelmed, in adulthood, with the secondary emotional factors ADHD has in their lives. Feeling the need to protect themselves, the ADHD woman often masks the symptoms of her ADHD only to feel misunderstood most of her adult life.
For fear of appearing incompetent, women with ADHD often find they are in a never-ending battle to prevent the sudden blurting out of comments and statements or forgetting key factors and issues in their lives. When feeling as if they are misunderstood, or constantly needing to control their verbal and physical expressions, women with ADHD suddenly suffer the secondary effect of ADHD which leads to depression and anxiety and, ultimately, a self-protection state in which the growth of personal relationships becomes quite difficult.
To encourage communication and, in an effort to build solid relationships, women with ADHD can often negate the effects of the secondary effect of ADHD by using modern technology such as email. With email technology, women with ADHD can formulize opinions and conversations, into articulated words, and then project those in written form, often leading to a re-establishment of identity and focus. Email technology, for the ADHD woman, especially in the professional workplace, is a vital tool for communication.
Another key method for reducing the secondary effects of ADHD involves the strategic planning of communication around medication peaks. While this seems rather inconvenient, women in the workplace may find they perform best, in verbal communication, during specific hours of the day when ADHD therapeutic agents are working at their peak. It is during this peak period of the day that women suffering from ADHD may consider scheduling technical conference calls and meetings. In doing so, some degree of anxiety, panic, and self-protection can be alleviated.
As with any mental health complications, finding support groups in which exchange ideas will provide the professional adult woman, suffering from ADHD, with unique ideas to alleviate stress and sudden verbal expressions at work. In doing so, the secondary effect of ADHD, involving depression and anxiety, can be alleviated as well.