Contact Us


Call 1-800-560-1599 or email us now to confidentially discuss your situation with an experienced treatment professional to learn if Wingate is right for your family.

Address: 6746 East Hwy 89 Kanab, UT 84741 Phone: 1-800-560-1599 Email: [email protected]

1-800-560-1599

[email protected]

ADHD Affects Women Differently: What to Look For, And How Wilderness Therapy Can Help

ADHD Affects Women Differently: What to Look For, And How Wilderness Therapy Can Help

,

What Is Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder?

Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder is more likely to affect boys than girls, and is characterized by hyperactivity and inability to concentrate. Such individuals often require more stimulation, as they seem to have an additional internal energy reservoir. That said, men and women are different; from childhood to adulthood. Since ADHD is more rare in women, it often goes unrecognized. Some things that may characterize a female with ADHD may be:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Depressed-Teen-Girl-ImageYou have heard the "Chatty Kathy" stereotype? It is a distinct possibility such a child, girl, or woman is suffering from symptoms of ADHD. Consider yourself for a moment now, with that information. Aren't the extreme issues which manifest themselves usually linked to something much deeper? You don't just curse out your mother in law at the potluck because she said some offhand comment; she's been passive aggressive since the marriage fifteen years ago and knows how to press your buttons. At least, that's how you see it. But all anyone at the dinner sees is Mom have a conniption. How and why we act is very seldom immediately the result of the present moment; it's often tied up in deeper issues that have a much older root. For this reason, professional treatment in cases like ADHD is recommendable. Dealing with cases on a regular basis where such behavior is exhibited, professional clinicians can get to the root of the problem without exhausting fruitless approaches trying to correct an issue that is only a surface manifestation of deeper upset.

Additional ADHD Differences Between Boys and Girls

Girls with ADHD are less likely to be defiant, they're less likely to be in trouble. Unlike boys, they're not generally "difficult". Three categories defined by a stereotypical personality type are the Tomboy, the Dreamer, and the aforementioned Chatty Kathy. According to addvance.com,  all three personality types in women and girls are often linked to ADHD; and indeed exhibit symptoms of the three kinds of ADHD per personality type.

Wilderness Therapy

Wilderness-Scenery-Image An increasingly effective and popular treatment--especially with girls and young women--is wilderness therapy.  Wingate Wilderness Therapy combines over 80 years' experience in therapy with a remarkable, adventurous, therapeutic program that has successfully helped many young women overcome their disorders.

About Author
Sheri was born in Utah, however, typical of military families, her family moved a lot. Sheri has a Masters degree in Recreation Administration from Brigham Young University. Throughout her college tenure, she was chosen to lead many and varied recreational programs and trips with a variety of age...

Related Article

Call 1-800-560-1599 or email us now to confidentially discuss
your situation with an experienced treatment professional and
to see if Wingate is right for your family.

© 2015 Wingate Wilderness Therapy. All Rights Reserved.