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ADHD Is Often Overlooked In Girls And Women

50%-75% of ADHD cases in girls are missed

FACTS ABOUT ADHD AND WOMEN

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders, affecting about 10% percent of children and around 5% percent of adults in the United States.

What Are The Symptoms Of ADHD?

  • Inattention (not being able to keep focus)
  • Hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting)
  • Impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought)

How Can We Treat Women With ADHD?

  1. 4 out of 10 teachers report more difficulty in recognizing ADHD symptoms in girls than in boys (National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD).
  2. The fastest growing population undergoing treatment for ADHD is adult women ages 24 to 36 (Kaleidoscope Society). 
  3. By adulthood, most women with ADHD have at least one comorbid disorder that can complicate ADHD symptoms, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression (National Comorbidity Survey Replication, American Journal of Psychiatry).
  4. Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females (National institute of Mental Health).
  5. It’s estimated that as many as 50 to 75 percent of cases of ADHD in girls are missed (Healthline).

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