ADHD is Different for Women
Two contributors brought this up and it was a new area for me. Thank you to Susan and Eva. You can see their comments on Post 950.
I knew that typically, girls have Inattentive type ADHD, and quietly underachieve, cause nobody any problems and don’t get diagnosed. Then in adulthood, they run into new and different demands and start having problems.
But these articles say that many girls have difficulty in adolescence, which is probably related to hormones and may or may not have anything to do with ADHD.
Then women may have fluctuating symptoms related to their menstrual cycles.
Then with perimenopause and menopause, there may be a flare of symptoms, again maybe mimicking or exacerbating ADHD.
I think the picture is confusing and the articles say that it is not clear because there has not been much research on this. Until recently, women have tended not to be included in scientific research.
Yes, that’s right, ADHD.
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