The NIH recently began a major push to do research into medical conditions and pharmaceuticals focusing on women and minorities, finally realizing that the white male model patient doesn’t reflect an awful lot of real life patients. And what do you know – the assumption that girls with ADHD don’t have nearly as bad a time with it? Wrong. I can’t imagine anyone having actual experience with someone with ADHD believing this, but people do like to surprise me.
It’s good we finally have some research about girls, but at the same time, we should be ashamed that it took this long.