ADHD: Why are women under-diagnosed?
On average, women are 50% less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than their male counterparts. The literature surrounding why this occurs is that boys (or men) are often more hyperactive in their symptoms whereas girls (or women) tend to express their symptoms in an inattentive manner. In more simple terms, boys are more vocal and express their ADHD in easy to diagnose behavior, and girls do not. Although there are neurobiological and hormonal differences in regard to the gender one has been assigned at birth, let’s endeavor to perceive this issue from a sociological stance.