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Feel Misunderstood? Why ADHD is frequently missed in girls and women.

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ADHD In Girls

Women. We are smart, strong, courageous, and so much more. Our achievements are numerous and we have significantly impacted history. Our victories and achievements did not come without great struggle and adversity.

Currently, girls with ADHD struggle in the early detection and treatment of ADHD. Katherine Ellison wrote an amazing article for Additude Magazine explaining why ADHD is so frequently missed in girls and women and how we can help the next generation. Check out these great tips.

Each Gender Is Different: In today’s classroom, boys are typically diagnosed with ADHD at a ratio of 3 to 1. This is because they show completely different symptoms than the symptoms shown by girls. Boys tend to be more hyperactive, impulsive and aggressive. This can lead to more disruptions in the classroom thus necessitating interventions to be implemented (i.e. trips to the doctor, or behavioral therapy) as the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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