Important Information for Parents of Girls with ADHD

For 10 years a UC Berkeley team, led by Stephen Hinshaw, has been following a group of racially and socio-economically diverse group of girls with ADHD in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group was compared to 88 girls of similar backgrounds who do not have ADHD. Some of the study findings were alarming and concerning, Parents should be aware of the special issues and long term effects of ADHD on girls.

Dr. Patricia Quinn: Girls with ADHD Face Special Challenges

Many girls with ADHD are left undiagnosed because their symptoms look different. One big difference is that girls are less rebellious, less defiant, and generally less “difficult” than boys. Sadly, they lose out due to their good behavior. Girls with ADHD are more compliant, and are not as easy to spot. Often they are left to drift along from one school year to the next, never working up to their potential and suffering silently. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Quinn discussed the challenges faced by girls with ADHD.

Update on Girls with ADHD: An interview with Dr. Patricia Quinn

Last August, Edge interviewed Dr. Patricia Quinn regarding her work with girls and ADHD.  Dr. Quinn, an Edge Foundation board member, has published four books about the special ADHD challenges that women and girls face that are different men and … Read More

ADHD from A to Z

Over the years we’ve written a lot of great posts about ADHD. We thought you might find it helpful to get a quick index to all of the topical posts. When you scan down the list it seems like there are few topics regarding high school and college students with ADHD that we haven’t covered!