Girls who have been diagnosed with ADHD in childhood are much more likely to experience a number of concerns later in life. These include low educational attainment, unplanned pregnancy, high BMI, externalizing problems, and self-injury. Positively, there was no research support that girls diagnosed with ADHD in childhood had any higher levels of substance use and driving difficulties. Girls with ADHD may be higher at risk, because the disorder is recognized and diagnosed in males.
-Difficulty managing emotions
If your child is displaying some of the above symptoms, it is likely helpful to seek out some sort of evaluation and treatment, both of which we offer at Interact. Call us today (215-487-1330) to learn more about our testing, therapeutic, and psychiatric services for ADHD.
Author: Jessica Harpel, M.A.