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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.

Even when children take drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) they may still have a hard time succeeding in school, and girls may struggle more than boys, a recent study suggests. That’s because children taking ADHD drugs are more likely than other kids to need special education services, to be chronically absent or expelled, to get lower grades and to leave school before age 16, the study found.