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Zoe Kessler

Author, Blogger, Speaker

Zoë Kessler is an award-winning author, blogger, and speaker specializing in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD) in women.

Kessler has presented for The Conference Board of Canada, The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, and Ontario Bilkey ADHD Clinics, among others. Her latest book is ADHD According to Zoë – The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding Your Focus & Finding Your Keys (New Harbinger Publications, Sept. 2013).

A journalist and frequent contributor to ADDitude Magazine, Kessler has created radio documentary, standup comedy, and videos about living with ADHD. She's been interviewed on Toronto’s CityTV, CTV, and Global TV, and has been featured in Scientific American Mind and other magazine articles, documentaries, and books on the topic of women and ADHD.

Learn more about Zoë Kessler at her website zoekessler.com.

Check out Zoë's Psych Central blog, ADHD from A to Zoë for more information about adult ADHD.

Navigating Valentine's Day When You Have ADHD

For many adults with ADHD, Valentine's Day can be a minefield. First, we suck at relationships. Second, we have terrible memories, so even if we're lucky enough to be in a relationship, we're just as...
02/13/2015 04:13 EST
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8 Great Gifts for ADHD Kids

Being out in nature is good for anyone, but it's great for a lot of us ADHDers. Many of us feel markedly better in the woods, walking along the shoreline, hiking in the mountains, anywhere pretty and pristine in a natural setting. It's worth a shot to get out there with your kids at least once a week to see if this helps keep them on an even keel.
12/08/2014 05:47 EST
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Maybe What Rob Ford Needs is Proper Treatment -- And Compassion

The current crisis in Toronto's city hall might well serve as a reminder that as a society, we have a long way to go in understanding the impact of mental health when lives go awry on the public stage. We also have yet to achieve consensus as to what might constitute a compassionate, pragmatic response in such cases.
11/12/2013 12:15 EST
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How I Learned to Laugh at My ADHD

With my diagnosis, suddenly my life made sense. I resolved to learn everything I could about ADHD. What I learned was that women (who represent about 50 per cent of adults with the condition) are grossly under-diagnosed. We're just discovering why, but the fact that girls and women have slipped through the cracks has left a legacy of unmet potential. I should know. As a woman with a lifetime of über-disorganization, chronic lateness, serial job losses, hypersensitivities, and relationship breakdowns, I can attest to the destruction of undiagnosed ADHD.
11/01/2013 08:17 EDT