ADHD and Girls

Could your daughter have ADHD? Most people think of ADHD as a condition that mainly affects boys, but more and more research is suggesting that it not only affects girls -- it does so in higher numbers than previously thought. This eMedTV slideshow explores ADHD in girls, with information on how symptoms may differ from those seen in boys, why it is probably underdiagnosed in girls, and more.

ADHD and Girls
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Is ADHD a Male Disorder?

ADHD is thought of as a disorder that primarily affects males. In fact, for every one girl treated for ADHD, there are about six to nine boys receiving treatment. But is ADHD really that much more common in boys? Probably not. Research suggests that, instead, boys are overdiagnosed, meaning more boys are labeled as having ADHD when they don't actually have the condition. Furthermore, ADHD isn't recognized as well in girls, leaving them more likely to remain undiagnosed even when they have it.

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