According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), boys are more likely to receive a diagnosis of ADHD due to the symptoms in girls are more subtle and typically do not fit the stereotype. Girls are more likely to daydream, fidget, chatty, overly emotional, and appear “less difficult or “less difficult” than boys.
Women with ADHD are more likely to eating disorders, obesity, low-self-esteem, depression and anxiety.The following websites provide helpful information on ADHD for women and girls.
Signs and Symptoms
- The following sites includes information on identifying the signs and symptoms of ADHD in both women and girls.
ADHD affects women differently: What to look for, how to fix it (Health)
ADHD in girls: Symptoms, treatment and more (Healthline)
Gender differences in ADHD (Psych Central)
Common ADHD symptoms in women totally ADD ( Totally ADD)
Common symptoms of ADD and ADHD in women (Health Central)
Girls and ADHD: Are you missing the signs? (Teacher)
How ADHD is different for girls (WebMD)
It’s different for girls with ADHD (The Atlantic)
Understanding ADHD in Women (U.S. News)
Understanding the signs of ADHD in girls (Very Well)
Women and Girls– by National Resources on ADHD (CHADD)
- Managing a child diagnosed with ADHD can be challenging. The following articles share tips on raising a child with ADHD. Additional information includes strategies for both children and teens with ADHD.
8 secret tips for parents of children with ADHD (Empowering Parents)
8 things I wish people knew about parenting a child with ADHD (Understood)
12 rules for parenting a child with ADHD (ADDitude)
ADHD parenting tips (Help Guide)
Does your parenting style work for ADHD (Impact ADHD)
Parenting kids with ADHD: 16 tips to tackle common challenges (Psych Center)
Parenting strategies for helping kids with ADHD (MSU)
Parenting teenagers with ADHD (Healthy Children)
Your ADHD child: Easy parenting techniques (Child Development Institute)
Tips for parents with ADHD raising kids with ADHD (Parenting)
Resource Articles- Girls
- The following links includes articles specifically on girls with ADHD including parenting a child with ADHD and unique challenges girls face.
Advice for parenting girls with ADHD (Lifescript)
Girls with ADHD face unique challenges (Smart Kids)
How girls with ADHD are different (Child Mind Institute)
Understanding girls with ADHD symptoms and strategies (Great Schools)
- Below includes a listing of resources on a variety of articles specifically for women with ADHD. Women face a number of challenges including managing and organizing the home and workplace. Additional challenges may include raising a child also diagnosed with ADHD. (ADHD is often inherited).
6 ways to manage clutter with ADHD (Health Center)
ADHD: A women’s issue (American Psychological Association)
ADHD is different for women (The Atlantic)
Adult women are the new face of ADHD (The Daily Beast)
Against the wind: How it feels to be a woman with ADHD (ADD Free Sources)
Decades of failing to recognize ADHD in girls has created a lost generation of women (Quartz)
I’m a woman with ADHD and here’s why I didn’t know until I was 28 (Bustle)
Is ADHD different for women and girls (Scientific American)
Suffering in Silence: Women with adult ADHD (Medicine. Net)
The hidden struggle for women with ADHD (Broadly)
The new ADHD debate every woman should know about (HuffPost)
“That explains everything!” Discovering my ADHD in Adulthood (ADDitude)
This is how ADHD impacts women and why support communities (Mind)
What it’s like to have ADHD as a grown woman (The Cut)
- There are a number of websites that are geared towards women with ADHD. I like the websites described below. These sites are written by women with ADHD which includes personal stories and helpful information.
ADHD Roller Coaster– Author, Gena Pera’s website provides news and essays on adult ADHD
Kaleidoscope Society– A website for and by women with ADHD
Smart Girls with ADHD– A website written by women with ADHD includes resources and personal stories.
- The following sites includes a checklist and testing if you believe you have diagnose of ADHD.
A symptom checklist for ADHD in Women
The ADHD test for girls
The ultimate ADHD test for teen girls