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Identifying and Treating ADHD in Women with Renewing Mindsets in Philadelphia & The Main Line


Our ADHD specialists in Philadelphia with Renewing Mindsets unlock your potential through accurate testing, informing effective treatments.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder that makes it difficult to focus, manage behavior, and pay attention. While ADHD has historically been viewed as a condition mainly affecting boys and men, it impacts a significant number of women as well. ADHD often presents differently in females and is frequently overlooked, leading to impaired academic, career, and personal outcomes. At Renewing Mindsets, we have specialized expertise in providing testing, diagnosis, and treatment for ADHD in women throughout Philadelphia and the Main Line area.


Understanding ADHD in Females


  • ADHD occurs in roughly 5% of all adults, with a female to male ratio of 1:3.

  • On average, ADHD symptoms appear later in females than males.

  • Females with ADHD tend to present more with inattentive type symptoms rather than hyperactivity.

  • Impacts on girls and women may include disorganization, forgetfulness, distraction, poor time management, and difficulty completing tasks.

  • Co-occurring conditions like anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and eating disorders are common.

  • Undiagnosed ADHD in females can negatively affect school performance, work, relationships, and overall mental health.


Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Women


Inattention

  • Zoning out during conversations or when reading

  • Losing track of tasks, activities, or belongings

  • Forgetfulness and missed appointments

  • Avoiding lengthy reports, forms, or reading

  • Jumping from task to task

  • Disorganization and messiness


Impulsivity

  • Interrupting others

  • Impatience

  • Difficulty waiting turns

  • Acting first, thinking later

  • Low frustration tolerance

  • Emotional reactivity


Hyperactivity

  • Restlessness

  • Fidgeting/squirming

  • Excessive talking

  • Always on the go

  • Sleep difficulties


Causes and Risk Factors for ADHD


  • Genetics - ADHD runs strongly in families

  • Chemical imbalance or structural differences in the brain

  • Brain injury from illness, trauma, alcohol/drug exposure during pregnancy

  • Premature birth or low birth weight

  • Exposure to environmental toxins like lead


Comprehensive ADHD Testing for Females in Philadelphia & The Main Line


  • Thorough clinical interview and history

  • Validated rating scales and questionnaires

  • Neuropsychological testing when warranted

  • Assessment of executive functioning

  • Screening for co-occurring mood disorders, learning disabilities, substance abuse

  • Identifying challenges at school, work, home, and in relationships


Our testing approach is tailored specifically to how ADHD presents in girls and women to ensure an accurate diagnosis.


Treating ADHD in Females with Renewing Mindsets


  • Medication - Stimulants or non-stimulants to improve focus, organization, emotion regulation

  • Education and Training - Information on ADHD as a neurobiological disorder + practical strategies

  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy to develop coping skills

  • ADHD Coaching - Help with planning, time management, organization, reducing procrastination

  • Support Groups - Connect with other females with ADHD to share challenges and successes


We develop integrated, personalized treatment plans tailored to the needs of each female patient.


Why Choose Renewing Mindsets for ADHD Care?


  • Specialized expertise in female ADHD testing and treatment

  • Licensed psychologists experienced in diagnosing ADHD in women and girls

  • Board certified mental health professionals provide medication management

  • Individual and group therapy sessions for women

  • ADHD coaching services

  • Flexible appointment times including evenings & weekends

  • In-person and telehealth options for convenience


Contact us today at (484)-948-5400 to schedule your initial ADHD consultation or book an appointment online.


Our team of professionals help women at every stage of life overcome ADHD-related struggles and thrive physically and emotionally. We provide evidence-based treatment in a judgment-free zone.

Schedule an Appointmet
  • What is the soonest that I can be seen?
    The fastest way to be seen is through a virtual session, which we can typically schedule within 1-3 days. We can start both the psychiatric evaluation and the ADHD comprehensive assessment virtually. The first part of the ADHD assessment, the psychiatric evaluation, will be done virtually, and then you can come into the office for in-person testing within the next few days. Alternatively, you have the option to complete the entire ADHD comprehensive assessment in one visit to our office.
  • Do you assist with accommodations for school and referral letters?
    Yes, we do. At Renewing Mindsets, we assist with accommodations for school, referral letters, and psychiatric evaluation letters for individuals who have been tested with us and meet the diagnosis criteria. We have helped our clients with accommodation letters for exams such as the LSAT for law school, the MCAT for medical school, the NCLEX for nursing school, as well as the NBME and the MBE (Multistate Bar Examination). Additionally, we write accommodation letters for individuals needing workplace accommodations.
  • How Does ADHD testing work?
    For individuals seeking clarity on ADHD symptoms, adhd diagnosis, or requiring accommodations, our ADHD Comprehensive Evaluation is recommended and offers a thorough assessment that includes both virtual and in-person psychiatric evaluations, followed by in-person computerized ADHD testing. ADHD Comprehensive Evaluation ($460): Includes psychiatric evaluation with computerized TOVA testing. Evaluations can be conducted virtually and in person. This is essential for those seeking an ADHD diagnosis, accommodation, or treatment planning. Standardized ADHD Testing ($255): The purpose of T.O.V.A. (Test of Variables of Attention) testing is to objectively assess attention-related difficulties, such as those associated with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). This does not include a diagnosis but is to accompany a previous provider's specific request for diagnostic testing only. Accommodations: To obtain ADHD accommodations, a comprehensive ADHD evaluation is necessary, and we provide accommodation letters for an additional fee of $95.
  • I was previously diagnosed. Will you manage my treatment and medication?
    Currently no, we do not manage ongoing treatment and medication for previously diagnosed individuals. Our focus is primarily on conducting ADHD evaluations and ensuring availability for our new patients seeking treatment management.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Hi, thank you for reaching out to Renewing Mindsets. We are an out-of-network provider and do not accept insurance for ADHD testing. However, we strive to keep our services affordable, with pricing starting at $95. We accept HSA, FSA, debit, and credit card payments. Additionally, we can create a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement. You can view our appointment availability and detailed pricing on our "Schedule an Appointment" section of the website.
Downtown Philadelphia

325 Chestnut st. Unit 800

Philadelphia, PA 19106

484-948-5400
Info@RenewingMindsets.com
Radnor (Main Line)

Radnor Financial Center