The Double Whammy of Chronic Illness and ADHD in Women – 2022



Did you know that women are at greater risk of developing chronic illness? Guess what? People with ADHD are also at greater risk of developing chronic illness? These double whammy, dual risk factors have left many women dealing with the complications of having ADHD and chronic illness. Not only is this a double whammy, but having a chronic illness impacts ADHD and ADHD impacts chronic illness. Let’s explore the unique impact this interaction has on women’s health and women’s healthcare, and how women can more effectively self-advocate to achieve better outcomes.



Casey Dixon is a highly-respected and sought-after ADHD coach with over 15 years of experience working with high achievers who happen to have ADHD. As the Founder of Dixon Life Coaching, Casey has built a team of ADHD coaches to help people across various industries, including lawyers, professors, and business professionals, develop the skills to thrive with ADHD. She has also created Live Well ADHD, a self-guided course based on her ADHD coaching model to teach people at all points in their journey how to manage their ADHD better.


Emily Whelden is an attorney-turned-coach who has trained extensively in ADHD coaching with Casey Dixon. As an attorney with ADHD, Emily experienced first-hand the lack of resources available in the legal field. She left her practice of law to become a coach to other lawyers and high achievers with ADHD and chronic illness.

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