The ADHD Gender Gap Is Closing for Older Women
As more women and their medical providers learn about the symptoms of ADHD in adults and the benefits associated with treating them, diagnoses are on the rise — particularly among women in mid-life. Though more men are diagnosed with ADHD overall, data from the 2007 and 2012 U.S. National Health Interview Survey reveal a 31 percent decrease in the gender gap among adults with ADHD, reflecting an increased diagnosis rate among women later in life.
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