ADHD or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common mental disorders, with over 10 million cases annually. It is a chronic condition with impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and attention difficulty. It typically starts in childhood and can affect their daily life as an adult as well. It can affect self-esteem, relationships, and difficulty at school and work. Treatments include therapy and medication.
Women with ADHD are often undiagnosed because it was thought to affect men primarily. Women’s symptoms tend to be less prominent or socially disruptive. This article discusses how the symptoms may differ and why they’re ignored and impacts daily life.