Nida Tabassum Khan*, Namra Jameel
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences,(BUITEMS),Quetta, Pakistan.
Corresponding Author: Nida Tabassum Khan, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences,(BUITEMS), Quetta, Pakistan, Tel: 03368164903; E-Mail: [email protected]
Received Date: 27 Oct 2018
Accepted Date: 16 Nov 2018
Published Date: 20 Nov 2018
Copyright 2018 © Khan NT
Citation: Khan NT and Jameel N (2018). Incidence of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the General Adult Population of Quetta, Balochistan, in Pakistan. M J Derm. 3(1): 013.
Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychological problem exhibiting symptoms including lack of concentration, impulsive and aggressive behaviour, hyperactivity, failure to tasks etc. Our study revealed that incidence of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is less predominant in females than in males and its overall incidence rate was also reported to be low in the general adult population of Quetta, Balochistan. The reason for its high occurrence in males is due to the fact that our present communal and cultural masculinity perception influences the personality of these adult males which is reflected in the form of less emotional expressivity followed by reduced degree of sensitivity towards other people or situations. However it is crucial to report ADHD in adults for the sake of their stable frame of mind.
Keywords: Wender Utah Rating Scale; Neurocognitive; Hyperactivity; Psychiatric Illness, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.