The Cyclic Nature of Female ADHD
ADHD is becoming more and more understood as a neurodivergence, however what is still not being widely recognised is the link between what ADHD looks and feels like for women and girls, because of their hormonal cycle.
I’m so thankful to today’s guest Adele Wimsett for sharing her personal journey of discovering her ADHD, and for educating us so we can have more awareness for ourselves and people around us.
Today’s guest Adele Wimsett is a Women’s Health Practitioner & Cyclical Living Expert. With a background of working with children with complex needs and diagnosed ADHD herself, she is keen to raises awareness about how females are affected by ADHD. Having co-authored the book Essential Feminine Wisdom, she is passionate about educating women & girls on how to harness the power of their cyclical nature. From Menarche to Menopause, Adele bridges the woo & the science, supporting women to balance their hormones naturally and is passionate about speaking on all things menstrual education! Adele is also a Certified First Moon Circle Facilitator and a Mentor on our facilitator training course – lucky us!
tune in to hear:
What ADHD is and how standard diagnosis is based on boys.
The lost girls who slip through the cracks and why diagnosing females takes years.
How women commonly experience ADHD and how this shifts across puberty, the menstrual cycles and menopause
How to support your hormonal experience of ADHD
Getting help as a woman with ADHD when medical practitioners don’t understand the gender differences.
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Interpersonal skills…… you’ve probably heard of them. Right?
When you start working or applying for jobs, you’ll find pretty quickly that you need to have them. School might’ve mentioned them too – but you might know them as something else – maybe “Soft” Skills, “Employability” Skills, or even “Transferable” Skills…? Or maybe you’ve never heard of them until now? Then let me explain….
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Did you know that on average, Australian females experience between 450-500 periods in her lifetime, with the average cycle spanning between 21-35 days, and the average bleed lasting between 2-7 days?
Once we begin menstruating (at menarche – pronounced “men-ar-kee”) which occurs anywhere these days between roughly the ages of 8-15, and commonly around ages 12-13, we begin our monthly bleed (menstrual cycle) until we reach menopause which occurs approximately at the age of 50 (although again, this can occur much earlier or later as it is do individual).
After menarche our periods will be irregular for most of our teen years until the rhythm is established and our hormones settle into their natural, beautiful cycle. You might notice that some months you bleed for longer, or more heavily than other times, or that your cycle isn’t the same length each time. This is all ok – everyone’s cycle is different.