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Busting ADHD Myths #5 ADHD is only found in boys!

MYTH:  ADHD is a condition that only is found in boys.

FACT:  People of all ages can have ADHD, and females can have it as well as males.  The most undiagnosed group are adult women, followed by adult men.  Adult women are the most likely to be suffering and not know it.  And it’s usually not until they’re seeking help for their own child who is struggling in school or in relationships, that these women finally get the diagnosis that has eluded them their whole lives–Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The general public, including many doctors, does not realize that this condition affects both sexes and all ages.

Click here to learn more about adult ADHD. 

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