4 helpful books for adult women with ADHD

ADHD Assist
2 min readJan 19, 2022
ADHD

In childhood, many women with ADHD go undiagnosed because the symptoms can be less obvious than in boys combined with a lack of awareness of the traits by healthcare practitioners. More and more adult women are being diagnosed later in life with ADHD and can be left wondering… “What now?”

Here are some helpful books that can be a great starting place for women with ADHD who are looking to understand the condition and themselves better.

1. Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder — Dr. Gabor Mate

  • Explores how childhood trauma can be linked to ADHD.
  • Explains that in ADHD, circuits in the brain whose job is emotional self-regulation and attention control fail to develop in infancy and explains why.
  • Shows how “tuning out” and distractibility are the psychological products of life experience, from in utero onwards.
  • Click here for a link to the book.

2. Divergent Mind — Jenara Narenberg

  • A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women — those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder — exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.
  • Click here for a link to the book.

3. A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers — Sari Solden MS & Michelle Frank PsyD

  • A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD is the first guided workbook for women with ADHD designed to break the cycle of negative self-talk and shame-based narratives that stem from the common and limiting belief that brain differences are character flaws.
  • In this unique guide, you’ll find a groundbreaking approach that blends traditional ADHD treatment with contemporary treatment methods, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help you untangle yourself from the beliefs that have kept you from reaching your potential in life
  • Click here for a link to the book.

4. Thriving with Adult ADHD: Skills to Strengthen Executive Functioning — Phil Boissiere

  • This adult ADHD book includes: Executive functioning overview — Learn what executive functioning is, how it relates to ADHD, and how these exercises can help you develop it. Solutions for all settings — Discover actionable advice for managing ADHD symptoms at home, at work, and in relationships. Self-assessments — Identify your personal strengths and weaknesses with quick self-evaluations.
  • Click here for a link to the book.

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