Experts believe clinicians ignore the signs and symptoms of ADHD in girls and thus, misdiagnose them. Here are a few key reasons why therapists miss diagnosing ADHD in girls.
1. Most females often experience internalized and less noticeable symptoms.
2. Girls may use coping strategies that help hide their symptoms of ADHD.
3. Sometimes, parents and teachers are less likely to refer girls for an ADHD diagnosis and treatment.