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41. High Camouflaging ADHD and ASD with Millie Carr

Jane interviews Millie (one of her favourite guests) on masking and highly camoflaging ADHD and ASD in females. Millie is a teacher based in Melbourne, she has ADHD and has neurodiverse children herself.

Highlights

– Can labelling be positive, why is there the hesitation?

– Should we talk to our kids about their ADHD?

– The trend towards successful celebrities or sports people being labelled neurodiverse.

– The correlation between success and neurodiversity.

– What is the personal cost of perfectionist behaviour and ADHD.

– Highly perfectionist children (or typically girls) who are conscientious are hard to identify.

– Physical ‘symptoms’ of being unwell for girls are often presented as anxiety such as stomach aches.

– Children’s perception vs reality negative view on their lives

– Girls presenting with social issues can be an indicator

– Where can you find people who understand how ADHD presents in females? What can we do to improve that?

– Jane goes out of scope as per usual and speculates on prescribing rights and the Australian medical system which she has no business speculating on.

*Jane and Millie are not medical experts and you should always seek your own advice*

Check out Millie’s other episodes here:

Masking ADHD in girls questionnaire

https://www.additudemag.com/self-test-adhd-symptoms-women-girls/

Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jane-mcfadden/message

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