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Study: PMDD, Menopause, Postpartum Depression May Be More Severe in Women with ADHD

January 27, 2020Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), postpartum depression, and climacteric mood symptoms disproportionately impact women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.1 The study found that women with ADHD more commonly experience symptoms of hormone-related mood disorders, and those symptoms may be more severe than those experienced by women without ADHD.Study participants included 209 adult female patients with ADHD (ages 18-71) from an outpatient ADHD clinic in The Hague, Netherlands. Seventy of the participants had irregular menstrual cycles; 35 were peri-or-postmenopausal; and 174 were of reproductive age.

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