“Menopause and ADHD: How Estrogen Changes Impact Dopamine, Cognition, and Women’s Health” [Video Replay & Podcast #380]

Episode Description


“Now what did I come here for? I will’t bear in mind.” This is a proverbial grievance among girls living through perimenopause and menopause. This criticism reflects the prevalent prevalence of reminiscence and other cognitive issues, in addition to struggles with temper legislation, during menopause.

Many girls, ADHD or now not, whinge about greater difficulties with consideration, organization and planning, memory, sleep, and temper all over menopause. As yet, no clear links were established between ADHD and psychological changes during menopause. However, estrogen plays a pivotal role in legislation of many neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, which might be also central to ADHD symptom expression. Logically, it stands to reason why that lack of estrogen would affect the ADHD brain.

This webinar discusses estrogen loss throughout middle age, how it impacts cognition, and how it is going to both worsen and even “create” ADHD. We also will imagine lessening the impact of these changes by way of the use of practical methods and interventions corresponding to pharmacotherapy, psycho-education, and CBT targeted to make stronger executive functioning.

In this webinar you're going to learn about:

  • The role of estrogen in cognition
  • Cognitive changes during menopause
  • The impact of menopause on ADHD or the development of “pseudo-ADHD”
  • Practical management tactics to assist ladies with ADHD meet the demanding situations of menopause

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Jeanette Wasserstein, Ph.D., is a medical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York. She is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who has spent the ultimate 20 years that specialize in the analysis, research, and treatment of adults with ADHD. She also focuses on instructing those who deal with or are living with the condition. She has published a lot of articles and ebook chapters in regards to the nature of ADHD and related comorbidities, in addition to its assessment and treatment. You can achieve her at her web page CNSsupport.com or by way of e mail, [email protected]

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