Chatty girls may be hiding ADHD

ADHD is being missed in women and girls because they do not have obvious disruptive behaviour, according to the health watchdog.

Nice says females with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are frequently diagnosed late or not at all.

This is because they don’t always show the obvious symptoms common in boys such as hyperactivity and an ability to concentrate.

ADHD is being missed in women and girls because they do not have obvious disruptive behaviour say health watchdog NICE

ADHD is being missed in women and girls because they do not have obvious disruptive behaviour say health watchdog NICE

Instead they may just be chatty, disorganised or prone to daydreaming which teachers and doctors may not pick up on.

Up to one in 20 school age children have ADHD which cover a group of behavioural symptoms including hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Many are put on medication to calm them down including Ritalin or advised to follow special diets that avoid sugar and artificial flavourings.

But some doctors believe

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