ADHD in Teens (cont.)
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ADHD Symptoms in Teen Boys and Girls
Studies indicate that the symptoms of ADHD look different at times in teenage boys and girls. Specifically, girls tend to develop and be diagnosed with the disorder at later ages. Above preschool age, girls tend to exhibit inattention more often than impulsive and hyperactive symptoms and overall have more subtle symptoms. Girls also seem to be more at risk for also developing internalizing mental health problems like depression, eating disorders, and suicidal behaviors compared to boys. Interestingly, boys of preschool age with ADHD tend to have less deviant, less severe symptoms compared to preschool girls with ADHD.
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