ADHD and the perimenopause and menopause Booklet

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In the UK, it is estimated that around 1.5 million individuals live with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Many of these people do not have a formal diagnosis.


ADHD can cause difficulties that affect day to day functioning and these issues can often get worse when hormones change during the perimenopause. This booklet explains why that happens and outlines the interventions and treatments that can really make a positive difference.


Getting a diagnosis and a management plan that’s right for you and your ADHD is really important. If you haven’t already been diagnosed with ADHD, it can take some time to get a diagnosis. This can be worrying if you’re entering the perimenopause or menopause, as you might have questions about how hormone changes will affect your ADHD and about using HRT.


This booklet will look to address some of the questions you may have. It will take you through the common symptoms of ADHD, the treatment options available, and offer advice for when you talk to your doctor about managing your symptoms.

ADHD and the perimenopause and menopause Booklet

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