Scientific research we reference

Women, ADHD & late-diagnosis

  • Stenner, P., O'Dell, L., & Davies, A. (2019). Adult women and ADHD: On the temporal dimensions of ADHD identities. Journal of Theory and Social Behavior, 49, 179–197.
  • Attoe, D. E., & Climie, E. A. (2023). Miss. Diagnosis: A Systematic Review of ADHD in Adult Women. Journal of Attention Disorders, 27(7), 645–657.
  • Lynn N. M. (2019). Women & ADHD functional impairments: beyond the obvious [Master’s thesis, Grand Valley State University]. Graduate Research and Creative Practice at ScholarWorks.
  • Nyström, A., Petersson, K., & Janlöv, A. C. (2020). Being Different but Striving to Seem Normal: The Lived Experiences of People Aged 50+ with ADHD. Issues in mental health nursing41(6), 476–485.
  • Hinshaw, S. P. (2021). Looking Back on 42 Years of Research on ADHD in Females. Duke Centre for Girls and Women with ADHD. URL: 
  • Waite, R. (2010), Women With ADHD: It Is an Explanation, Not the Excuse Du Jour. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46: 182-196.
  • Dopamine deficiency & ADHD

  • Volkow, N. D., Wang, G. J., Kollins, S. H., Wigal, T. L., Newcorn, J. H., Telang, F., Fowler, J. S., Zhu, W., Logan, J., Ma, Y., Pradhan, K., Wong, C., & Swanson, J. M. (2009). Evaluating dopamine reward pathway in ADHD: clinical implications. JAMA302(10), 1084–1091.
  • Bromberg-Martin, E. S., Matsumoto, M., & Hikosaka, O. (2010). Dopamine in motivational control: rewarding, aversive, and alerting. Neuron, 68(5), 815–834.
  • Wu, J., Xiao, H., Sun, H. et al. Role of Dopamine Receptors in ADHD: A Systematic Meta-analysis. Mol Neurobiol 45, 605–620 (2012).
  • Volkow, N., Wang, GJ., Newcorn, J. et al. Motivation deficit in ADHD is associated with dysfunction of the dopamine reward pathway. Mol Psychiatry 16, 1147–1154 (2011).\
  • Swanson, J. M., Flodman, P., Kennedy, J., Spence, M. A., Moyzis, R., Schuck, S., Murias, M., Moriarity, J., Barr, C., Smith, M., & Posner, M. (2000). Dopamine genes and ADHD. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 24(1), 21-25.

  • Curatolo, P., D'Agati, E. & Moavero, R. The neurobiological basis of ADHD. Ital J Pediatr 36, 79 (2010).

    Breathwork & meditation

    • Perciavalle, V., Blandini, M., Fecarotta, P. et al. The role of deep breathing on stress. Neurological Science 38, 451–458 (2017).
    • Del Negro, C.A., Funk, G.D. & Feldman, J.L. Breathing matters. Nat Rev Neurosci 19, 351–367 (2018).
    • Hopper, Susan I.; Murray, Sherrie L.; Ferrara, Lucille R.; Singleton, Joanne K.. Effectiveness of diaphragmatic breathing for reducing physiological and psychological stress in adults: a quantitative systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 17(9):p 1855-1876, September 2019. | DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003848
    • Borges Uirassu, L., Lobinger, B., Javelle, F., Watson, M., Mosley, E., & Laborde, S. (2021). Using slow-paced breathing to foster endurance, well-being, and sleep quality in athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

    • Chin MS, Kales SN. Understanding mind–body disciplines: A pilot study of paced breathing and dynamic muscle contraction on autonomic nervous system reactivity. Stress and Health. 2019; 35: 542–548.
    • Birdee, G., Nelson, K., Wallston, K., Nian, H., Diedrich, A., Paranjape, S., Abraham, R., & Gamboa, A. (2023). Slow breathing for reducing stress: The effect of extending exhale. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 73, 102937.
    • Conrad, A., Müller, A., Doberenz, S. et al. Psychophysiological Effects of Breathing Instructions for Stress Management. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 32, 89–98 (2007).
    • Nestor J. (2021). Breath: the new science of a lost art. Penguin Life.

    Intuitive eating & binge eating in ADHD people

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