The truth about ADHD and girls

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 2 August 2017

11 mins

When talking about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, most people would automatically picture hyperactive little boys.

In fact, the biggest myth about ADHD and girls is that girls don’t have the disorder in the first place.

However, ADHD affects both girls and boys at roughly the same rate. Alarmingly some studies have estimated that anywhere between 50 – 70% of girls who present with ADHD symptoms are diagnostically missed.

So how do we change this?

Dr Caroline Stevenson from ADHD Australia shines some light on the neurological condition in girls, and how it manifests differently across genders.

For more information on ADHD head to  ADHD Australia's website.

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