Women With ADD Are More ImpairedBy
Although it is accepted that fewer girls are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD than boys (in childhood) – the number is almost equal in adults. New research has demonstrated that women are in fact more impaired with their ADD than the men.
This study documented that women were more likely to have combined ADHD (i.e. inattention and hyperactivity), they were more likely to have emotional symptoms (depression and anxiety) with their ADD, and more sleep problems.
This research is very important – as women may need more support for their ADD than previously recognized.
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