link between adhd and eating disorders in women

The Link Between ADHD & Eating Disorders in Women

Last month, I was given the honor of being the keynote speaker at a seminar in Athlone, Ireland titled “Women and Girls with ADHD” for Ireland’s ADHD Awareness Month.  My speech focused on the link between ADHD and eating disorders in women and girls. The seminar took place as scheduled despite a hurricane in central […]

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5 Tips for Time Management & Prioritization

Ah, summertime. The air is warm (or hot and sticky, depending on where you live) and the days are long. People are going on vacation, having BBQs, taking time off work, enjoying the outdoors (maybe you’re sporting that beach body you’ve been working so hard to achieve) — it’s a lovely season. It’s also an […]

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An Easy & Effective Way to Reduce Emotional Stress in Teens

The number of American adolescents and teenagers suffering from depression and anxiety is higher than ever before – and rising. Recent studies suggest that as many as 1 in 5 teenagers suffer from clinical depression. Kids are under a lot of stress these days. Some of it is brought on by external factors like parents, […]

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The Best Trait: Self-Compassion

Are you hard on yourself? Overly critical of yourself? Do you get angry with yourself for your mistakes or shortcomings? Do you find it easier to give compassion and forgiveness to others than to yourself? If so, you’re not alone. Many people find that it’s much easier to give others a break for their faults […]

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Mindfulness 101: Who is it for, and How do I do it?

Maybe you’re familiar with the term mindfulness. But do you know who it’s for, why people do it, or how to practice it? Let’s start at the beginning. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, […]

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3 Tips for Transitioning to Fall

Ah, autumn in New York. What a great season. The air is turning crisp, bringing some much-needed relief from a hot, sticky summer. The leaves are changing color, the apples taste sweeter, the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air – it’s a beautiful time of year…for some. For others, fall signifies the end […]

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How to Help Girls with ADHD

One of my areas of specialty is working with women with ADHD in New York City. I am passionate about this area because there are many women out there, silently – and unnecessarily – suffering with this disorder. It is negatively affecting their relationships, work habits, self-image, eating habits, and more. Their symptoms have not […]

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ADHD & Anxiety – Managing the Impact on Relationships

On June 3, 2013, I was privileged to speak at the CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) center in New York City on the topic of ADHD and Anxiety: Managing the Impact on Relationships. You can view my presentation here, or read below for a brief rundown of the highlights. Link Between ADHD and […]

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The Link Between ADHD and Eating Disorders

If you struggle with an eating disorder, ADHD may be at the heart of it. Unfortunately, many girls are not diagnosed with ADHD until later in life. Evidence suggests a strong link between individuals with ADD/ADHD and eating disorders such as: compulsive overeating binging binging and purging (Bulimia) self-starvation (Anorexia) Passionately working with countless women […]

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3 Ways to Manage Depression – WITHOUT Medication!

Hopelessness. If you suffer from depression, you are probably all too familiar with that feeling. For many, the thought of being indefinitely dependent upon medication in order to feel “human” again just adds insult to injury. But guess what… THERE IS HOPE! Before we get to the good stuff, let’s back up for a minute […]

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