Thursday, 13 March 2014

Facts Women Need to Know about Adult ADHD

For the most part, if you say ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity 

Disorder, you bring up the connotation of a young child (mostly a boy) 

who simply cannot and will not sit still. However, the truth  is that many 

more young girls are afflicted by ADHD than realized.

Young girls grow into women who have not been properly diagnosed with 

ADHD, and this can affect them in various ways: 

* In their relationships with others such as their spouse, co-worker, peers, or family members,

* Within their workplace environment and,

* In their education

These are just a few areas where women are affected by ADHD. However,

 ADHD may show up slightly different than in men and in children.

Studies are beginning to show that men with ADHD may have more of the 

aggressive side effects than women may because men may have a 

tendency to be more aggressive in the first place. Men seem to be in the 

midst of more anger issues and insubordination conflicts with employers 

than women are.

However, women seem to have their own personal issues with ADHD. 

Some of those issues are as follows:

* More problems with overeating and obesity

* Higher risk for disease such as diabetes and heart attack due to poor 

eating habits

* Insecurity due to low self-esteem

* Anger and depression due to that low self-esteem

Men seem to have their issues more outside of the home environment such 

as when driving in traffic or at the work place, whereas it seems that 

women have more of their problems at home.

For women who are prone to low self-esteem, poor eating habits, diet and 

nutritional difficulties, and depression, it may be worthwhile to explore as 

much information as possible about ADHD.

You never know, it may be the missing piece to the puzzle. Some women 

have felt for a very long time that they have been forgetful, unable to 

concentrate and focus, and lack discipline. This can be a direct result of 

having ADHD and not being diagnosed. Not being diagnosed can lead to 

depression and overeating.

It is worth the effort to dive into the symptoms of ADHD and speaking to 

your doctor about it. It is not necessary to research too heavily and 

convince yourself that you have ADHD, rather it is simply important to 

look into the situation and arm yourself with a little bit of knowledge and 

a few questions about ADHD. 

Disclaimer: These are my opinions, which I choose to share. However this article do not replace any Doctors advice what so ever.