Women with ADHD face the same feelings of being overwhelmed and exhausted that men with ADHD may feel. Psychological distress, feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, and chronic stress are common. Often women with ADHD feel that their lives are out of control or in chaos, and daily tasks may seem impossibly huge. ADHD Symptoms in Adult Women Do you feel overwhelmed in stores, at the office, or at parties? Is it impossible for you to shut out sounds and Is time, money, paper, or “stuff” dominating your life and hampering your ability to achieve your goals? Do you often shut down in the middle of the day.