From ADHD & ADD youtube
Girls tend to be overlooked when it comes to medical treatment of ADD cause a girl with ADD does not show the typical symptoms like a hyperactive young boy. Many blamed themselves instead and exhausted over the day falls into sleep frustrated. And the next morning the frustration is there again and says “dog mourning” like an dyslectic cacophony.
To not act out the frustration can often cause a feeling deeper sadness that easily transforms into something else: emotional disturbances, dysphoria and depression are more common with girls who have ADHD than with boys, if you ask me it is because the boys tend to act out the frustrations much more and then much easier can forget it. While girls with ADD to a higher degree blame themselves for their incapabilities, imagined or real. If the burden was to heavy to early, it might give harder but more brittle bones in a mental way and show up later as instabilities.
Addiction begins with ADD is not an old saying but in some 100 years it might be. A girl who’s does not feels confident with herself probably to a much higher degree than other have a need to be accepted fast and strong. That need can as the society looks today puts her in dangerous situations.
National resource centre on ADHD: A excellent page about girls and women with ADD &ADHD.
The history of ADHD actually starts with ADD.