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Why is adhd/add more common in boys than girls?

Why is adhd/add more common in boys than girls?

Nobody knows: Twice as many boys than girls are diagnosed with add. Girls are more likely to present with inattentiveness rather than hyperactivity. In adults the ratio of men to women with add is 1.6. The reasons for the different prevalence is unknown, and is being investigated. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Why are boys most likely to have ADHD than girls?

Why are boys most likely to have ADHD than girls?

The ratio of boys:: Girls with adhd, historically 3:1, is probably skewed because the presentation differs. Boys are more likely to have adhd-primarily combined type, with 6/9 or > significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity. Girls are more likely to have adhd-primarily inattentive type. Studies show that up to 75% of cases in girls may be missed. See chadd.Org for details on diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why would girls be diagnosed more commonly with the inattentive type adhd?

Why would girls  be diagnosed more commonly with the inattentive type adhd?

Gender differences: Girls seem to present less frequently with the restlessness and hyperactivity that characterizes some boys. Only about 25% of children with ADHD exhibit hyperactivity. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of anaemia (iron deficiency) in teenage girls?

What are some common symptoms of anaemia (iron deficiency) in teenage girls?

Anemia: Severe anemia from iron deficiency often has fatigue associated with it. Sometimes feeling light headed as well. Unfortunately (or fortunately) mild anemia frequently has no symptoms. Many teenage girls are mildly iron deficient because they have poor diets and menstruate. Encouraging proper nutrition is always a good idea! ...Read more

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Please tell me all symptoms of stomach ulcers in women and teen girls?

Please tell me all symptoms of stomach ulcers in women and teen girls?

Varied or none: Pud may present with abd pain, bleeding, nausea/vomiting, early satiety, anorexia or no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Adhd and crave salt to the point of eating right out the bottle , my teenage son craves large amount of salt he sneaks it at night and eats large amts?

Adhd and crave salt to the point of eating right out the bottle , my teenage son craves large amount of salt he sneaks it at night and eats large amts?

Need work-up: ADHD can co-exist with other medical problems which need to be evaluated to diagnose and treat your son's salt cravings. Endocrine or metabolic disorders should be assessed. Start by talking to your son's primary care doctor who should guide you to medical specialists if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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The teenage i care for is 19 and has severe adhd. What tips and advice can I use?

The teenage i care for is 19 and has severe adhd. What tips and advice can I use?

Create structure: You can help by creating structure as much as possible. Teach her to organize both her environment and her tasks using lists, color coding, etc. Help her break tasks down into smaller, achievable steps. Give lots of positive feedback and encouragement. Helping her find an activity where she can get physical exercise everyday will also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms in adults for dyslexia? I have adhd, i cont focus, i can't memorize names, i add letters to words, &i flip numbers around in phone #s

What are the symptoms in adults for dyslexia? I have adhd, i cont focus, i can't memorize names, i add letters to words, &i flip numbers around in phone #s

Dyslexia is a brain-: Based learning disability. Over 90% of the time, the cause is inability to process the smallest units of sound in a language, called phonemes. The roots of your difficulties with encoding words & numbers, attention & memory can be found with evaluation by a neuropsychologist or psychologist. Knowing how your brain works lets you learn how to maximize your strengths & minimize your weaknesses. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of adhd?

What is the symptoms of adhd?

ADHD: There are three types of adhd. Combined adhd (most common), inattentive adhd, which is marked by impaired attention and concentration, hyperactive-impulsive adhd, which is marked by hyperactivity without inattentiveness. The symptoms are too extensive to list out here but a good potential source is webmd. To get an actual diagnosis or evaluation, i would see a reputable psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

ADHD: Adhd is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by inattetion, distractability, impulsivity, and hyperactivity., all behaviors that are more frequent and severe than typically observed in children of the same developmental age. Symptoms must persist for at least 6 months, occur before 7 yrs of age, and be evident in 2 or more settings. Differential diagnosis is broad. ...Read more

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