Adult add in women

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Females have a tendency to exhibit the inattentive type, which makes it hard to focus, pay attention to details, stay organized, listen, and remember things. For example, a girl might be thought of as spacey, a day-dreamer, forgetful, or chatty. Later in life, a woman might reach out for help for her ADHD, only to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety instead. The good news is that there is an increasing awareness about ADHD symptoms in women, which means women are able to get the help they need.

The Hidden Struggles of a Woman with ADHD

Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Knowledge of ADHD in women at this time is extremely limited as few studies have been conducted on this population. Women have only recently begun to be diagnosed and treated for ADHD, and today, most of what we know about this population is based on the clinical experience of mental health professionals who have specialized in treating women. ADHD in young girls is often overlooked, the reasons for which remain unclear, and many females are not diagnosed until they are adults. Frequently, a woman comes to recognize her own ADHD after one of her children has received a diagnosis. As she learns more about ADHD, she begins to see many similar patterns in herself. While research of ADHD in women continues to lag behind that in adult males, many clinicians are finding significant concerns and co-existing conditions in women with ADHD. Compulsive overeating, alcohol abuse and chronic sleep deprivation may be present in women with ADHD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattentive Type in Adults

When you picture someone with ADHD, do you think of a hyperactive little boy, bouncing off the walls? Many people do. ADHD also looks like me : a year-old woman firmly planted on the couch.
There are three subtypes of ADHD:. Women and girls are less likely to be diagnosed because ADHD presents itself differently physiologically and socially. The symptoms of the inattentive subtype tend to be less disruptive and obvious than those of hyperactive ADHD.