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
* 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.