ADHD: Girls are 50% less likely of being diagnosed due to discrimination

Deliberately having excluded the more internalised symptoms of ADHD (Mind Wandering and Emotional Dysregulation) in modern diagnosis of ADHD, we’ve caused a very skewed and sex discriminating clinical practice, which not only causes that less than 50% of girls who clearly present with ADHD (internalizing) symptoms, get a diagnosis, and those who are lucky enough to do so, are around age 12 before the are recognised and can begin treatment. This is way too late, as girls aged between 12-15 years, are 2x more like to become pregnant, and 3.6x more likely to become parents, than same aged girls, without ADHD!

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