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How to Support a Teen with ADHD Who Is Questioning Their Gender

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Teens with ADHD pick up on anything that indicates rejection in words, facial expressions, and body language.[Read: How to Build Self Confidence in Teens with ADHD]Gender transitioning takes time, and, for kids who struggle with impulse control, this is especially frustrating.

Taylor, a 19-year-old transgender client of mine, recently told me: “It’s frustrating because I’m impatient. I want to change everything about myself to be female and know how to live that way, and I can’t yet.”In fact, to receive appropriate medical treatment, medical providers often require that a transitioning person has been in therapy with a gender specialist for a year and has a letter of support about moving forward with hormones and/or surgery.

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