The Impact of female hormones on ADHD symptoms
Brought to you by Dr Petra Hoggarth and Niki Bezzant.
For girls and women with ADHD, normal monthly fluctuations of hormone levels—as well as major hormonal changes such as puberty, premenstrually, peri- and post-natally, peri-menopause and menopause—can significantly impact ADHD symptoms. If you’re a woman with ADHD you may have already worked that out!!
Never fear – ADHD New Zealand has asked a couple of experts in menopause, female hormones and ADHD to talk about what’s going on, so you can learn about:
- The link between hormones and ADHD symptoms from puberty to menopause and everything in between
- The surprising relationship between estrogen and dopamine
- Why your meds might no longer seem to work
- What you can do to make life easier!
Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: online - so you can do it from the comfort of your own home!
- Financial members: $20.00 (incl. GST), and
- Non-financial members: $59.95 (incl. GST and 1x financial membership to ADHD NZ for one person, for one year).
Meet our Speakers:
Dr Petra Hoggarth (PhD, PGDipClinPsyc) is a Christchurch-based clinical psychologist supporting adult clients, including by diagnosing and treating ADHD. She has a particular interest in the impact of female hormones on ADHD symptoms throughout a women’s life. In addition, Petra provides psychotherapeutic treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment to life circumstances, and relationship problems.
Niki Bezzant is a multi-award-winning New Zealand writer, journalist, speaker and author who has built a reputation for translating complex health and science jargon into easy-to-understand information. Her book on menopause, This Changes Everything, was published in 2022 and is the result of two years of research and has topped the bestseller list in NZ.