New Findings: Why is ADHD in Girls Overlooked?
Data show that boys are diagnosed 3 to 1 over girls. However, adult data indicate that for every adult male diagnosed with ADHD, an adult woman is diagnosed presenting a 1:1 ratio of diagnoses. It shows that girls are being overlooked, but why?
Research Digest published an article this month titled New Findings Could Help Explain Why ADHD is Often Overlooked in Girls to help answer the question. The research from 2017 investigated possible predictors of childhood vs. adolescent/adult-onset ADHD. The researchers discovered that girls tend to develop ADHD at a later age than boys.