Women’s History Month: Why is ADHD so underdiagnosed in females?

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Traditionally, when little boys were naughty they were often diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and given medication to calm them down. Little girls with similar symptoms – lack of concentration, fidgety and disruptive behaviour – were likely just to be labelled lazy and disobedient and left to get on with it, frequently having unhappy, chaotic and confused lives as a result. Today, however, adult women of varying ages are far more commonly being diagnosed with the condition which is a relief for some but extremely upsetting for others. It does mean that various med…

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