Is ADHD Different for Females?
Is attention deficit disorder (ADHD) different for females?
Does it feel like women and girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) go longer without receiving a proper diagnosis than men and boys? That’s what many of readers confessed in a recent discussion on ADDitude‘s new online community for ADD/ADHD families, ADDConnect. In a popular discussion post called “Is ADD Different for Women?” community member MollyMs wrote, “I am one of the last people I would have ever thought would have been diagnosed with ADD — until I learned that it ‘looks’ different in women than it does in men.”
In this new ADD/ADHD video, Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., an ADD/ADHD expert, a female with ADD/ADHD, and the author of four books on the subject, explains why ADD/ADHD is different for females — and how they can learn to manage their symptoms.