As with boys, girls with ADHD often have trouble in school. But they're less likely to get in trouble for acting out. Girls with ADHD tend to be seen as daydreamers. They may have a harder time socializing, too. It's also important to work with the doctor to make sure you aren't missing symptoms that might point to a learning disability such as dyslexia. Once they're identified, dyslexia and other disabilities can be successfully addressed.
For adult women, ADHD can make it hard to stay on top of a job and handle the stresses of day-to-day life. Women with ADHD might struggle to manage personal finances, complete household tasks, and care for children.