Mention the word “trauma” and most people conjure up a devastating major life event but growing up in an ADHD household or even having ADHD as a child can initiate a life-long erosion of self-confidence that closely parallels trauma. ADHD women, in particular, suffer the effects of this type of trauma, which often leads to unexplained anxiety. A Must Watch session — especially if you have a dual diagnosis of ADHD and anxiety or depression.
About Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D.
Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist licensed in New York State, attended Brown University, Yale University, the clinical psychology doctoral program at Long Island University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has been involved with the field of attentional disorders for over 27 years. Dr. Littman specializes in identifying and treating complex presentations of ADHD that may be misinterpreted or overlooked. Described by the American Psychological Association as a pioneer in the identification of gender differences in ADHD, she has particular expertise with issues affecting women and girls. Internationally recognized and published, Dr. Littman is co-author of the book Understanding Girls with ADHD and contributing author of the books The Hidden Side of Adult ADHD, Understanding Women with ADHD, and Gender Differences in ADHD, among others.