Recent findings, suggest the symptoms of ADHD in girls can differ drastically from those of boys and may go overlooked.
For example, a boy with ADHD may have trouble sitting still in his classroom, constantly shifting in his seat. A girl, on the other hand, may be out of her seat but has taken on the role of classroom helper, wandering around to different desks. A teacher would consider the boy’s actions to be hyperactive, whereas the girl’s actions would be considered helpful. Here are some signs that your daughter may have ADHD:
- Her performance on tests does not match how long she spends studying.
- She struggles with friendships because she does not read social cues.
- She misplaces her things frequently (phone, homework, money, etc.).
- Visit your local primary care physician for a professional opinion.