Welcome To The ADD-vantage Specialist ADHD support services
‘The ADD-vantage’ exists to offer support primarily to girls and women with a diagnosis of, or suspected, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The female experience of ADHD is often quite different from the typical male one. For example, girls and women tend to internalise their symptoms and can fall more into the ‘predominantly inattentive’ type of ADHD. Their hyperactivity can be less obvious, evident through speech (too chatty), emotions…
PODCAST GUEST SPOTS…HAPPY LISTENING!
“With ADHD if you’re doing what you LOVE you’re likely to be BRILLIANT at it”
Kate Moryoussef and Pippa talked about
- Pippa’s story of being diagnosed with ADHD
- Her work as an academic and working as a teacher
- how she now coaches women, mentors girls and helps to train professionals
- Her mission to raise awareness of the ‘typical’ female experience of ADHD – and how to live well with it
“Accepting who you actually are and letting go of who you thought you should be”
Pippa joins Dr. Alexandra Morgan to discuss
- What ADHD is and how the condition affects gender differently.
- How The ADD-Vantage, supports the needs of girls and women with ADHD.
- Pippa’s toolkit to help girls and women flourish with ADHD.
“they observe and mimic but don’t understand why they do it …and this carries on with them in later years” (GEN Z)
Simon and Pippa talk about
- Girls going under the radar with ADHD
- Girls typically internalise their behaviour – they tend to hold everything inside“
- Teen years – females in this age group are massively affected by hormone fluctuations (much more than males).
- Early Doors – Nursery/Kindergarten girls just want to fit in
“I think I’ve been tired my entire life. It’s absolutely exhausting having this brain”.
Katy Weber chats with Pippa to talk about ..
- some of the reasons why ADHD is so commonly overlooked in girls and women,
- The work she’s doing to help inspire girls and women to live well and recognize and lean into their strengths.
- Talk about what teachers can do to help girls, and why so many teachers tend to have ADHD, whether they know it or not!
“The Add-Vantage to Women & Girls”
This ‘Start the Conversation’ Natasha and Pippa look at
- Challenges girls and Women face with ADHD
- It’s impact on their lives at different ages
- What to look for and where to find help
Peace of Mind
Inspirational Women with ADHD
A diagnosis of ADHD does not have to put a person at a disadvantage in life. Instead, ADHD can, and should, contribute to the individual’s success. There are many people with ADHD who have reached the pinnacle of their fields. When researching successful people who have ADHD, the lists are often dominated by men— from Will Smith and Michael Phelps to Channing Tatum and Justin Timberlake. They are celebrated as trailblazers who overcame their disorder. Many describe themselves as being the ‘class clown’ in school and then going on to do amazing things, from earning Olympic gold medals to receiving critical acclaim for their art and music.
Whether leaving women off these lists is intentional or accidental, a lack of female role models can perpetuate the myth that ADHD is only a male issue. Additionally, there’s another hurdle when it comes to women making these lists: they have to have publicly talked about their diagnosis — something many women struggle with, due to stigma. However, the following are notable, successful and inspirational women with ADHD who have spoken publicly and are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’. Maybe you will be able to relate to their experiences and find some encouragement in their stories.