Facts: ADHD Affects Girls Differently

October 27, 2023

Here’s why girls often go undiagnosed and how to help

While Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is commonly associated with boys bouncing off walls and struggling to focus, girls tend to fly under the radar, their symptoms masked by societal expectations and gender stereotypes. These young girls live with an invisible struggle, and this ADHD Awareness Month, we’re shining a light on the topic because every child deserves a fair chance at life.

Common Signs of ADHD in Girls

ADHD in girls can be hidden in plain sight. Let’s review the common signs:

  • Hyper-talkative
  • Cries easily
  • Forgetful
  • Easily distracted
  • Likes to daydream
  • Lacks motivation or confidence
  • Doesn’t appear to be trying
  • Makes seemingly careless mistakes
  • Struggles to complete tasks
  • Acts shy or withdrawn
  • Teasing or name-calling
  • Takes longer to process information
  • Shifts from one activity to another

How to Help Female Youth Manage ADHD

Girls with ADHD are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Early intervention with ADHD can help to prevent a lifetime of mental and physical conditions.

If you suspect your daughter has ADHD, a youth behavioral assessment can lead you toward an official diagnosis and custom care plan. Hallmark Youthcare specializes in adolescent behavioral health, including treatments that help them live a higher quality of life. Contact us today to learn more.

Sources:

https://childmind.org/article/adhd-in-teenagers/

https://childmind.org/article/how-girls-with-adhd-are-different/

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