Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a label given to one of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (ADHD). ADHD is a neurological illness that causes issues with paying attention in class, focusing on schoolwork, keeping up with assignments, following directions, finishing tasks, and social interaction, among other things. This ailment is officially known as "attentional deficit/hyperactivity disorder, primarily inattentive presentation" in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
While the term ADD is technically obsolete and no longer used by medical professionals, it is nevertheless occasionally used colloquially to describe to someone who has trouble keeping concentrated but does not exhibit hyperactive symptoms.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (formerly known as attention deficit disorder or ADD) is a neurobehavioral illness marked by inattentiveness, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity as primary symptoms. ADHD is regarded to be the most common mental health issue among children, with prevalence estimates ranging from 5 to 11%. Adults with ADHD are estimated to be less frequent, with just 2 to 5% of adults being diagnosed.
Work, school, home activities, and relationships can all be affected by ADHD symptoms, and controlling the illness can be difficult for both children and adults. Fortunately, there are therapies that have been proven to be beneficial, and anyone with ADHD may acquire coping techniques to work around challenges and maximize their abilities, as many successful people with ADHD have already done.
Girls with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suffer \sfrom a deficit of attention themselves-from both their parents and the\smedia. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests otherwise. suggests that ADHD is equally common in both men and women, while boys are more likely to have it.
It's becoming more common to be diagnosed with it."
Males outnumber females in clinical practice.
[with ADHD] to females is 10 to 1," says study author Joseph Biederman,
"In actual life, it's probably 2 to 1," says Ph.D.
A psychiatric professor at Harvard Medical School, Biederman found that ADHD is easily passed down through both parents' and children's families affected girls and boys, revealing "that they have the same kind of
As boys, we have the same diseases and risk factors." Relatives of ADHD females had a same experience. just as the ADHD boys' relatives have a lower risk of conduct problem, so do the ADHD boys' relatives. Girls are less likely to suffer from conduct problem than boys, implying that There are two familial subgroups of ADHD: one that is primarily male and related to the other. to conduct disorder, and the other with a male-female ratio that is roughly equal. not, The authors of the study intend to continue researching ADHD in females. Historically, they've been mistreated.