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Is ADHD more common in boys or girls?

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ADHD is more often diagnosed in boys, whose impulsivity and hyperactivity may appear as disruptive behavior. Inattentiveness is a hallmark of ADHD in girls, but if they aren't often disruptive in the classroom, they may be harder to diagnose.

From: Understanding ADHD -- the Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. FDA. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians.




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. FDA. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians.




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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