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 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)
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)
12 rules for parenting a child with ADHD (ADDitude)
ADHD parenting tips (Help Guide)
Does your parenting style work for ADHD (Impact ADHD)
Parenting teenagers with ADHD (Healthy Children)
Your ADHD child: Easy parenting techniques (Child Development Institute)
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)
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)
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)
“That explains everything!” Discovering my ADHD in Adulthood (ADDitude)
- 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.