Treatment for Women and Girls with AD/HD

Join Edge Foundation Board Member, Dr. Patricia Quinn, at the National Resource Center on ADHD’s Ask the Experts! chat. This month’s topic: Treatment for Women and Girls with AD/HD.

When: Wed., Jan. 14, 2009 – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
What: Treatment for Women and Girls with AD/HD.
Who: Patricia Quinn, M.D., Co-Author of Understanding Girls with AD/HD

From the National Resource Center on ADHD’s announcement:

ADHD is a neurobiological disorder affecting 5 – 8 percent of school age children with symptoms persisting into adulthood nearly two-thirds of the time. According to TheCenter: A Resource for Womena and Girls with ADHD current diagnostic criteria continue to emphasize traits common to boys, leaving the majority of girls with ADHD to remain undiagnosed and misunderstood.

Last month, December 2008, Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, one of the founders of TheCenter, discussed “Raising a Girl with ADHD,” and tackled questions mainly geared towards younger females living with ADHD. Due to the overwhelming response, and a number of questions regarding women as well as girls with the disorder, Dr. Patricia Quinn, another founding member of TheCenter, will pick up the topic and expand on it.

Dr. Patricia Quinn will address questions regarding women with ADHD, girls with ADHD and will discuss treatment options, including medication.

Dr. Patricia Quinn is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, D.C. area. A graduate of the Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Quinn has worked for over 28 years in the areas of ADHD and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on Lifetime TV’s New Attitudes and the PBS show, To the Contrary, discussing the issue of girls and women with AD/HD.

Dr. Quinn is the author of several books on ADHD and is also co-editor of ADDvance: A Magazine for Women with ADD.

Her books, ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER: Diagnosis and Treatment from Infancy to Adulthood and Voices from Fatherhood: Fathers, Sons, and ADHD have been well received. Her latest book, Understanding Girls with ADHD, was coauthored with Drs. Nadeau and Ellen Littman, a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with attentional issues for more than 18 years, and is groundbreaking in its presentation of this population.

Dr. Quinn lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and four children, two of whom have ADHD. All of her books may be ordered through Advantage Books or by calling (toll free) 1-888-238-8588.

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