ADHD and Your Menstrual Cycle


Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: “Cognitive functions of women who cycle regularly may vary throughout the month depending on sex hormone status; a possible explanation of conflicting results of studies of ADHD in women.”

The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders: “A review of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in women and girls: uncovering this hidden diagnosis.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “The Full Picture: How Estrogen Affects Women with ADHD,” “Hormones and Women’s ADHD Symptoms—Part Two,” “Symptoms of ADHD in Women and Girls,” “Feeling Stressed? It can make ADHD symptoms seem worse.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Stimulant Therapy,” “11 Diet Changes to Help You Fight PMS.”

Frontiers in Public Health: “Steroid hormones and their action in the female brain: the importance of hormonal balance.”

International Journal of Molecular Sciences: “The Role of Estrogen Receptors and Their Signaling in Psychiatric Disorders.”

Frontiers in Neuroscience: “Interactive effects of dopamine baseline levels and cycle phase on executive functions: the role of progesterone.”

Merck Manual: “Menstrual Cycle.”

Psychoneuroendocrinology: “Reproductive Steroids and ADHD Symptoms Across the Menstrual Cycle.”

Child Mind Institute: “How to Help Girls With ADHD Manage Periods.” “Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).”

Medline Plus: “Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine.”

Mayo Clinic: “Methylphenidate (Oral Route), “Atomoxetine (Oral Route),,” “Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).”

Medscape: “atomoxetine (Rx).”

The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine: “Disturbed reproduction after exposure to ADHD drugs: Systematic review of animal studies.”

Sleep Foundation: “PMS and Insomnia.”

Sleep Health Foundation: “Menstrual Cycle and Sleep.”

CDC: “Tips for better sleepp.”

Nutrition Neuroscience: “Fruit and vegetable intake is inversely associated with inattention severity in a pediatric population with ADHD symptoms: the MADDY study.”

Cleveland Clinic: “11 Diet Changes to Help You Fight PMS.”

Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation: “Physical exercise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – evidence and implications for the treatment of borderline personality disorder.”

Journal of Women’s Health: “Perceived stress and severity of perimenstrual symptoms: the biocycle study.”

Pediatric Neurology Brief: “Effect of Methylphenidate on Puberty in Animals.”

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