Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

  • by Sari Solden
  • Narrated by Sari Solden
  • 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this 150-minute program, Sari Solden, a psychotherapist, writer, and internationally known pioneer in the field of women with Attention Deficit Disorder, explores the unique way in which women experience life with ADHD. In her poetic and warm style, Sari poignantly leads the listener through the shame and hiding that accompanies these challenges for women who often have difficulty meeting society’s role expectations.
Sharing her own stories and real-life experiences of women with ADHD, Sari helps women feel relief and hope as they begin to dismantle their negative self images, accept themselves as unique instead of defective, and move toward a life of meaning.
Adapted from her groundbreaking book Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Sari’s reading is enhanced by original jazz and by actors who bring the vignettes of the book to life in powerful ways that underscore the emotions felt by these women. As a result, partners and families are able to understand the struggle these women face as they fight to find a way to use their gifts and strengths.
Every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with ADHD, because they don't fit the stereotypical profile: they’re not fast-talking or hyperactive and they are not male.
Sari’s book revealed that ADHD affects just as many women as men, and that the resulting depression, disorganization, shyness, underachievement, and inactivity, are ways to identify many women with ADHD. Join the hundreds of thousands of women around the world who have experienced Sari’s inspiring messages, as she, in a very personal way, leads women on the journey from hiding to embracing who they are. Solden empowers these women to find the courage to be themselves and take control by restructuring their lives, renegotiating relationships, and redefining their self-images. Email Sari at sari@sarisolden.com for a free screening checklist.

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What the Critics Say

"If you are a new reader, you have a big treat in store for you. If you are a loyal fan of Sari's work, you will be delighted with the new material that will add another dimension to your understanding of how ADD plays a role in your life....Give yourself the gift of healing laughter and tears. We did." (Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo, authors of You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!)
"Before Sari's book came out, women with ADD were an invisible population...This book inspired others to write about and begin researching the issues of women and girls with ADD. I love Sari's humor, her sensitivity, her warmth as she details the trials and tribulations in life with ADD." (Edward Hallowell, M.D., coauthor of Driven to Distraction)
"By examining the interplay between genetics and environment, Sari Solden has broken new ground in Women with Attention Deficit Disorder...On both a personal and professional level, Solden explores just how women deal with the neurologic difference that is ADD." (John J. Ratey, M.D., coauthor, Driven to Distraction)

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Wonderful book, horrible recording

This is by far the best book I've "read" on women with ADD. The understanding of women with ADD is spot on and there are a few practical suggestions. It helped me appreciate myself and gain back some of my self esteem. However, the recording is absolutely the most annoying recording I've ever listened to. I don't have a problem with Sari Solden's "monotone" as some people have noted; I find her voice rather soothing. But for a person with ADD, particularly, the background noise, obnoxious music and other sound effects are horrific. I cringed every time they started. I wouldn't subject my worst enemy to this recording.
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- Holly

A True Gem for Women with ADHD

I am not overstating things when I say that Sari Solden's book literally changed my life. I had been exploring the possibility of having ADHD, heard Ms. Solden present at a large national ADD conference and then promptly RAN to the bookstore to purchase her book, "Women with Attention Deficit Disorder".

I don't know how many times my jaw dropped as she described- over and over again- my own inner life, as she spoke of the many challenges women with ADHD face. And here I was, thinking I was the only one!

Since her groundbreaking book was published, countless women have gone to their health care provider and demanded answers to such things as why their so-called "depression" wasn't being adequately treated. Ms. Solden describes how so many women with "diagnosed" depression are actually undiagnosed, untreated women with ADHD.

When the audiobook became available, I was thrilled to hear all these wise gems spoken in her own calm and gentle voice. Very supportive, very soothing, as if she were sitting right next to me.

This audiobook (and book) is a must have for anyone wanting to learn and better understand the inner world of women who are touched by ADHD. I have practically insisted that all of my clients with ADHD add this to their libraries. You won't be sorry!

Terry Matlen, ACSW

Author: "Survival Tips for Women with ADHD"
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- Terry Matlen, ACSW, author of The Queen of Distraction

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2010
  • Publisher: Sari Solden, MS, LMFT