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.
– 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*
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