Mid-Life: Challenges of Menopause and Aging
Anthony Rostain, M.D., MA
Aging places increasing demands on adults with ADHD. Women in mid-life are especially challenged by the multiple role demands placed on them (career, family relationships, housework, etc). Menopause adds additional stresses especially when it affects executive functioning.
Treatment for ADHD women during the transition to menopause and beyond requires modifications that takes into account their changing neurobiology. Understanding these changes can facilitate better communication with health care providers and can help women develop better strategies for coping with daily life.