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An American study shows 'ADHD, asthma rates significantly higher among impoverished children'. Is this likely to be any different in Ireland?

For most women and girls affected by ADHD, severity of ADHD symptoms will fluctuate throughout the month, tied closely with their hormonal cycles.

Researcher and author Patricia Quinn, MD, tells the story of one woman, Adele, in her book Understanding Women with AD/HD. Dr. Quinn's ground-breaking book was highlighted in Attention magazine. More recently, her book Understanding Girls with ADHD, Updated and Revised: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do addresses the concerns of girls and young women struggling with ADHD symptoms.

Interesting article from a Guardian writer on being recently diagnosed with ADHD.

This is a difficult column to write, but I have to try, since this is, after all, a family column and the shape of my family has been transformed. Just after Christmas, I separated from my partner of 15 years. I have left the family home and divorce proceedings are under way. No other party is involved.

ADHD is a brain disorder and should not be used as a convenient label for difficult children or poor parenting, the first major physical study of the condition has concluded. Researchers analysed the brain volumes of more than 3,200 people and noticed that those of patients with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) were underdeveloped in five key regions. Areas governing emotion and motivation were found to be smaller than in the general population, regardless of whether the participants were taking brain medication.

HADD Ireland Support Group for Parents.

We are delighed to let you know our Support Group will resume on the 23rd March in the Carmichael Centre. These sessions in the past have provided an invaluable platform for parents to talk about issues of concern to them with the guidence of a facilitator. We very much you hope can make it along, more details to follow on shortly. If you would like to register your interest please email info@hadd.ie or call the office on 01-874 8349. We look forward to hearing from you.  

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