Too Much Coffee Woman (bluebyrd) wrote,
Too Much Coffee Woman
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Well, that would explain.

My cousin was diagnosed with ADHD quite some time ago, but I only found out about a fortnight ago. ADHD tends to run in families, and smoking during pregnancy has been linked to increased morbidity in the infant. My mum didn't kick her pack-a-day habit until I was six, and my baby sister started having allergic reactions to the smoke.

From Nadeau, Kathleen, and Quinn, Patricia*, "Women and AD/HD", p.3:

"Parents of adult women with AD/HD may react judgmentally - questioning why their daughter's home is messy and why she might need more emotional, physical or financial help than her non-AD/HD siblings."

I think my therapist and I need to have a little chat.




* I'm guessing this is a different Pat Quinn from the one that played Magenta...
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