Women with ADHD are more vulnerable to having depression. In this session, Ellen Littman explains the difference between depression as a secondary condition from living with ADHD challenges versus clinical depression. Women with ADHD are often misdiagnosed first with having depression and that leads to years, if not a lifetime, of not getting the proper treatment. She also discusses why women get misdiagnosed so frequently and what they can do about it.
About Ellen 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.