A recent study has unveiled that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can affect women in their adulthood. Previously, it was believed that the ADHD affects majorly boys in their childhood as compared to girls. However, it is for the very first time when it has been found that ADHD may affects women in their adulthood.
A study conducted by the students of Australian National University has found that in the last ten years, large percentages of women opted for ADHD drug. The findings of the study have been reported in the Medco Health Solutions.
For the study, the researchers analyzed the mental health medications used by 2.5 million insured Americans. According to the researchers, about 1.9% of women, in 2010, took ADHD medication. However, among men the percentage of men taking ADHD medication was as les as 1.8%.
It is believed that girls who are lazy in the school finds it hard to cope with the work-related challenges in their later part of life and therefore, seeks ADHD medication. These women are almost all the time stressed out for their job- related issues.
Men, as compared to women, have lesser issues related to work. In their childhood, they are often found hyperactive. Therefore, challenges of the world are easier for them to handle when they turn adult.
It has been found that when it comes to parenting, many parents feel stressed out and fatigued. Adler from Australian National University said, "Many times for a parent, what will bring them in to be diagnosed is they have a child who's been diagnosed".
However, mums are more likely to develop ADHD as their responsibility is greater as compared to dads. A mum has to play the role of wife, employee and of mother. It is not easy for them to be active all the time, and therefore the help of ADHD medications is sought.