Eileen Bailey

  • Freelance writer focusing on special education, learning disabilities, ADHD, and other health and parenting issues
  • Author of over six books including "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD"
  • Has over 15 years of experience in writing about these subjects for sites like ADDitude Magazine and Health Central


Eileen Bailey is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote articles about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Dyslexia for two years.

Bailey has been writing on education, health, and parenting topics for over 15 years and is the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD." She was previously the guide to ADD at ThoughtCo and has most recently written for a number of health and education sites including sites focusing on learning disabilities in teens and young adults.


Bailey graduated from the Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English but didn't begin to develop a curiosity and exploration of learning disabilities until her son was diagnosed with ADD at 10 years old. Since then, Bailey has published dozens of articles and penned several self-published books on the subject of anxiety and other mental disorders and disabilities.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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