#84: Females with ADHD – research paper review

We’re back with another research review! In this episode, we cover the findings in a paper titled “Females with ADHD: An expert consensus statement taking a lifespan approach providing guidance for the identification and treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in girls and women” 

Questions explored include: ADHD symptoms in girls/women – are they different? How might this affect rates of diagnosis? How might ADHD treatment differ for girls/women? Tune in to find out more.


Detailed show notes:

In today’s episode, we cover the findings in a paper published in 2020 titled “Females with ADHD”. Findings covered in this episode include: 

  • How ADHD symptoms may differ in girls and women compared to boys and men. How behavioural expectations and inattentive ADHD may affect referral rates in girls and women. 
  • The associated vulnerabilities of girls with ADHD – unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. 
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of ADHD in girls and women – should there be a difference? 
  • Educational and occupational considerations and adjustments – what might we do in schools and the workplace to support ADHDers?

Full paper: https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-020-02707-9



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