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Most commonly diagnosed in children, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a condition whereby the individual suffers from restlessness and may struggle to concentrate.

This often makes it very difficult to hold conversations, make friends and organise themselves. According to the NHS, while the causes of ADHD remain unknown, around 5% of children may suffer from the condition.

Following on from our recent talk from Ellen Littman on 'Girls and Women with ADHD' recent UK research back up the conclusion that girls are under diagnosised for ADHD.

ADHD is being missed in girls because they tend not be as badly behaved as boys, new UK NHS guidance suggests.

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said girls and women are going undiagnosed because they were less likely to have “classic” symptoms of the disorder.

Following on from our talk last week with Dr Ellen Littman here is a timely video which may help you! Symptoms of ADHD in girls can be hard to decipher, which is why the condition is often overlooked and underreported by teachers and parents. Learn how to recognize it, in this video.

Symptoms of inattentive ADHD are more common among girls. They are also easier to ignore or misdiagnose than are stereotypical symptoms of hyperactivity.

THE HSE could face hundreds of legal actions over delays in carrying out special needs assessments of children with a range of conditions including autism, the High Court has heard.

The delays in carrying out the multi-disciplinary assessments extend for periods up to two years and the reasons include an insufficient number of psychologists.

Think of the word “diagnosis” and in all likelihood, you think of something bad. But my diagnosis – for ADHD – is one of the most important events in my life.

It gave me an explanation for why I struggled with things the rest of the world seemed to find so easy. I was given a way to understand myself and how I think. That understanding gave me control for the first time in my life. Most importantly, I had a way forward: to manage and make my life better.


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