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We Demand Attention! A Call for Greater Research on Women with ADHD

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May 1, 2024“Female ADHD isn’t male ADHD-lite. If anything, research indicates that ADHD may be even more impairing for women than it is for men.” — Lotta Borg Skoglund, M.D., Ph.D.Most of what we know about ADHD stems from research done on men and boys.

We know relatively little about ADHD in women, but the research that exists is sobering.Arguably, women face more impairing ADHD symptoms and more devastating consequences than do men with the condition.

Yet, due to gender-based societal expectations and medical bias, they are also more likely to mask or hide their symptoms. Many women avoid seeking help due to overwhelming shame about real and perceived failures.

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