This October for ADHD Awareness Month we are raising awareness about ADHD in women and girls. Why are we doing this?
- Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls are
- Girls are diagnosed with ADHD on average five years later than boys — boys at age 7 and girls at age 12.
- Many girls never get diagnosed.
- Research indicates that up to 75 percent of girls with attention problems are undiagnosed.
Why is this? Misconceptions about ADHD have led many to believe that ADHD is just for ‘hyperactive young boys’, which is not true. ADHD occurs in girls and in adult women. When women go undiagnosed, they lack the opportunity to understand their ADHD and implement the right management strategies.
Consequences of undiagnosed ADHD in girls and women…
Recognize the Signs
ADHD symptoms look different in women and girls. Do your part by understanding what the symptoms of ADHD commonly look like in women and girls.
Raise Awareness about ADHD in Women and Girls
What can you do for ADHD Awareness Month in honour of women and girls with ADHD across the nation?[Download the Media Kit Button]
With messaging and images to share on social media breaking myths about ADHD in women and girls.
Make a donation. CADDAC is the only national charity dedicated solely to ADHD in Canada. Part of our work includes raising awareness about ADHD in women and girls as well as providing education and information unique to their needs across the lifespan.[Make a Donation Button]