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ADHD in girls

Published: 15 Oct 2018 | ADHD & Me
Girl looks distracted - girls with ADHD can present a range of symptoms that go under the radar

Girls with ADHD are easily missed, not only by teachers and parents but by qualified professionals as well.

For many years, people believed that ADHD was a condition experienced solely by boys and whilst much progress has been made since, boys are still more likely to be given an ADHD diagnosis.

In fact, boys are between five and nine times more likely than girls to be diagnosed and treated for ADHD, depending on the setting. This is not because girls are at lower risk for ADHD. They simply may not exhibit symptoms that adhere to the traditional ideas and images people historically have about ADHD.

To ensure early identification and timely support, it is time to raise awareness how ADHD in girls can look like. In this light, Dr Georgie Siggers, Consultant Neurodevelopment Paediatrician, will share her views on ADHD in Girls and how comorbidities cause confusion in identifying ADHD.