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41. High Camouflaging ADHD and ASD with Millie Carr
Episode 416th November 2023 • ADHD Mums • Jane McFadden
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Jane interviews Millie (one of her favourite guests) on masking and highly camoflaging ADHD and ASD in females. Millie is a teacher based in Melbourne, she has ADHD and has neurodiverse children herself.


Highlights


- Can labelling be positive, why is there the hesitation?


- Should we talk to our kids about their ADHD?


- The trend towards successful celebrities or sports people being labelled neurodiverse.


- The correlation between success and neurodiversity.


- What is the personal cost of perfectionist behaviour and ADHD.


- Highly perfectionist children (or typically girls) who are conscientious are hard to identify.


- Physical 'symptoms' of being unwell for girls are often presented as anxiety such as stomach aches.


- Children's perception vs reality negative view on their lives


- Girls presenting with social issues can be an indicator


- Where can you find people who understand how ADHD presents in females? What can we do to improve that?


- Jane goes out of scope as per usual and speculates on prescribing rights and the Australian medical system which she has no business speculating on.




*Jane and Millie are not medical experts and you should always seek your own advice*




Check out Millie's other episodes here:


https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Q3lfxlmvcaFVRuYkaxzHl?si=dmWW1YlbTk-PtgHgH_buRA




Masking ADHD in girls questionnaire


https://www.additudemag.com/self-test-adhd-symptoms-women-girls/



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