Differences Between ADHD in Girls and Boys

by | Jan 19, 2023

Often ADHD symptoms are different in girls and boys. Boys generally display more hyperactive and oppositional behaviors while girls show more inattentive symptoms.


Fast Facts for Parents:

    • Boys are almost 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls
    • The average diagnosis of boys is 7 years old
    • Symptoms of ADHD generally appear at ages 3-5
    • ADHD is not just a childhood disorder. Often girls can mask inattentive symptoms until adulthood when stress causes it to exacerbate.
    • Girls often struggle more with inattentive type ADHD symptoms