Attention Deficit DisorderCharacteristics
This behavioral disorder, oftenabbreviated to ADD, is a condition mostly affecting small children.In fact, more than half of small children are affected by thisdisorder. Mainly, it involves having difficulties paying attention todifferent things people are trying to tell them. Also, they can haveattention problems with other activities as well. What is common forall children suffering from ADD is that they are all hyperactive.This disorder, as mentioned above, affects children. However, itmight not stop once they get older, and might remain present evenduring the adulthood of the sufferers. Even though males are mostlyaffected by ADD, women can suffer from it as well.
Reasons behind ADD in Women
Throughout history, only men werethought to be prone to this disorder. Nevertheless, differentresearches have shown its presence in women and girls too. However,ADD manifests differently with this sex. Namely, there are two typesof behavioral patterns, once females and ADD are concerned. Firstly,they might suffer from attention problems and be hyperactive.Secondly, they might have problems paying attention to things and belethargic at the same time.
As for possible causes, they are notprecisely known. Rather, experts believe that it might be inborn,connected with genetics or, perhaps, caused by a brain injury.Nutrition may also be connected to development of ADD in women. Allin all, women have always been considered to be the more organizedand punctual sex. Thus, whenever an individual is not behaving so,but, has problems with concentration, attention and life in general,she might be suffering from ADD. Moreover, most ADD diagnosis atolder age are directly stemming from childhood.
Manifestations of ADD in Women
Apart from attention, concentration andhyperactivity problems mentioned above, women with this disorder maybe depressed, suffer from insomnia or some other sleeping disorders.Also, they tend to pay little attention to time, be anxious often aswell as prone to mood swings. Additionally, they might have a case oflow self-esteem, resulting in feeling worthless, being unable tocontrol their emotions, making decisions quickly and beingdisorganized. Finally, women with ADD might have a hyperactive senseof taste and smell, as well as touch, and have troubles rememberingthings.
There might be some other, similarsymptoms, but they all mostly are connected with the above mentioned.As for possible treatments, they are mostly based on behavioralchanges needed to be made. Once a woman notices these symptoms, sheshould pay her doctor a visit and get more informed on how to removeADD from her life.