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ADHD has been traditionally associated with boys, but the scientific and medical communities now recognize that females can also have ADHD.

Recent research shows that the actual number of males with ADHD and females with ADHD may be the same.

The disorder manifests differently in males and females, which may explain why girls with the disorder are often overlooked.

Delay or lack of appropriate diagnosis and treatment can result in low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, and other mental health implications.


Nadeau K. & Quinn, P. (Eds.). (2002). Understanding Women with AD/HD. Silver Spring, MD: Advantage Books.

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