What is ADD/ADHD?
Young people can often be very impulsive with their decisions and actions. While adults tend to “multitask” so much to the point of falling behind in other responsibilities. Most of us say, “It comes with age.”
Partly, it does. External factors do come into play. However, whether you are at work, in school or at home, persistent impulsivity and inattention can be very disruptive. If such traits do consistently cause interruptions in your daily life, chances are you or someone you know may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
It is a neurobehavioral disorder that is expressed in inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity or even a combination of both. This condition can mostly be seen among children of about 30% but even adults can be vulnerable to running from 25% to 40% around the world. To be diagnosed with ADHD, you could be exhibiting more than 5 symptoms of this condition since before 12 years old that interrupt with the different aspects of your daily life.
Gender-wise, girls with ADHD are typically seen as inattentive and depressed while boys are “understandably” impulsive and aggressive. However, the degree of ADHD traits can vary from one person to another as it also depends on the structure, chemical composition, and functioning of each brain.