Study Shows Gender Disparities in ADHD Symptoms of Hyperactivity and Poor Response Inhibition

Published by: ADDitude
Written by: Lilly Constance

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests differently in girls and boys, with two key gender differences: Girls with ADHD are less physically hyperactive than are boys with the condition, and they have fewer motor response inhibition problems. This is the finding of a new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Attention Disorders1, which notably found no significant differences between the genders in terms of working memory or attention. This latter finding is significant because the study also revealed that teachers rate boys as more inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive than girls. Click here to read the rest of the story

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