10 Signs of ADHD in menopause
10 signs of ADHD in menopause
There is an increasing awareness around the number of women experiencing symptoms that look like ADHD in menopause, or even a diagnosis of ADHD during the onset of perimenopause. It is interesting to consider the overlap in presentation between the “mental” challanges that come with hormone imbalance, and the typical signs and symptoms recognised in an ADHD.
This topic is something to tread carefully with because a diagnosis of ADHD is only to be undertaken by a qualified professional. Additionally, there really isn’t too much in the way of published studies, however the annecdotal “chatter” has raised an increased recognition of ADHD-like symptoms in perimenopausal women.
Raising awareness on this topic may help women with an ADHD diagnosis who find their symptoms worsening during perimenopause. It may also provide the opportunity to help women with ADHD-like symptoms going through menopause with common treatment strategies for ADHD.
21: 10 Signs of ADHD in menopause
What is the overlap between ADHD symptoms and menopause?
In this episode of the Reverse Puberty podcast we are going to look at the 10 main signs of ADHD in adult women. We will also talk about how dropping oestrogen levels may have a big part to play, and how the symptoms overlap with the menopause transition. Here is what I will cover:
- What is the difference between ADD and ADHD, and the three categories of ADHD symptoms
- The 10 signs that are common with an ADHD diagnosis and the menopause transition
- How oestrogen plays a part in modulating the function and production of 3 key neurotransmitters dopamine, acetylcholine and serotonin. Also, how these neurotransmitters underpin our cognitive function
- What to do if you feel like this might be the answer to why you struggle with daily tasks and lack motivation. If you’ve been wondering what is wrong with you over the last few months, maybe this ticks your boxes.