Måndagar Women & ADHD

Anna Lopez: Do we need a medical diagnosis?

av Women & ADHD | Publicerades 4/12/2021

Episode 29 with Anna Lopez. “I really want patients to be able to advocate and push for what they deserve as a patient. You deserve good care. You deserve answers. You deserve to bring up questions and not be thought that you're stupid for asking these questions or thinking that you might have something.” Anna is a psychiatric physician assistant with a Master's Degree in Counseling and she would marry psychology if she could.  As a new PA, she came across adult after adult who had mental health struggles and little community supports. She felt unprepared by her graduate school training to address the mental health needs of her clients. She soon realized she wanted to go back to school for mental health counseling.  While in grad school for the second time, she made a specialty switch from pediatric emergency medicine to adult psychiatry. She found her niche studying and helping those with mental illness and other psychiatric disorders. She especially loves talking about and working with trauma, attachment, and ADHD.  Anna noticed that as an adult she always felt “unanchored” and at age 33 she finally got an ADHD diagnosis which has been empowering for her. She lives in Austin, TX with her two little handsome boys. She would live off chai lattes if she could and is true crime obsessed. Enjoy! Website: Anna's linktree Instagram: @adhdinatx   If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast@gmail.com. Website: www.womenandadhd.com Twitter: @womenandadhd Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast Katy Weber's website: www.worthitwithkaty.com

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A late diagnosis turned her world upside down. Join Katy Weber each week as she interviews other women who discovered they have ADHD in adulthood and are finally feeling like they understand who they are and how to best lean into their strengths, both professionally and personally. This neurodivergence isn't just for hyperactive little boys anymore!