Brief Assessment of ADHD in Women Resources

Link to Video

Link to the presentation slide deck

Link to CE Credit Quiz

Dr. Sira’s LinkedIn Profile

Dr. Sira’s ADHD Website, programs, and book

Other Resources Mentioned During the Presentation:

Athens Sleep Scale https://www.serenitymedicalservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CEREVES_ASQ_ENG.pdf

Wender Utah Rating Scale for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder https://www.mcstap.com/docs/wender.pdf 

Females with ADHD: An expert consensus statement taking a lifespan approach providing guidance for the identification and treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in girls and women https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7422602/

ADDitude Magazine The Grave Consequences of Persistent Gender Role Expectations in ADHD  https://www.additudemag.com/gender-roles-adhd-symptoms-misdiagnosis-women/

Miss. Diagnosis: A Systematic Review of ADHD in Adult Women https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36995125/

Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines, 4.1 Edition, 2020: The 4.1 Edition of the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines (published in January 2020) is now available to purchase in a print copy or download from here

References: Assessing ADHD in Women

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