ADHD In Women and Girls: Misconceptions


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is denoted by impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Although ADHD is perceived to be most commonly diagnosed in boys during childhood, there are many stereotypes that are attached to this disorder that make it difficult for girls and women to be diagnosed with ADHD. This video highlights common misconceptions of ADHD that leave women largely undiagnosed and the potential implications of these misconceptions.

This video was made by McMaster students Steffi Arkilander, Vivian Bai, and Ava George in collaboration with the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program.

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