Five reasons why ADHD goes unrecognized in girls
Difficulties with sitting still, paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior are some of the initial signs or symptoms of ADHD in children. The signs are often stereotyped as typical of behavior of young boys. It's reported that boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed than girls. Between not being included in ADHD research and the societal gender norms of female behavior, it has been a challenge to pinpoint this disorder in girls.