Between work, family, housekeeping, friends, errands and all sorts of other demands and duties women deal with on a daily basis, it’s no wonder many are feeling the symptoms of ADHD.
In fact, MSNBC reports, the number of American women ages 22 to 44 who are taking medication for the disorder rose 250 percent from 2001 to 2010, a new report shows, with 1.9 percent of women and 1.8 percent of men taking ADHD treatments last year.
Dr. Lenard Adler, director of the adult ADHD program at New York University’s School of Medicine, tells the network that girls aren’t diagnosed with ADHD as often as boys, but more women are noticing symptoms as they get older and find themselves dealing with all that comes with juggling jobs and kids.
“Many times for a parent, what will bring them in to be diagnosed is they have a child who’s been diagnosed,” he tells MSNBC, adding that there are still many adults not getting treatment for the disorder.
The takeaway? Even supermoms shouldn’t be afraid to seek help when they need it.
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