Girls with ADHD more prone to self-injury, suicide as they enter adulthood

As they enter adulthood, girls with histories of #ADHD are more prone to internalize their struggles and feelings of failure – a development that can manifest itself in self-injury and even attempted suicide [].

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 5 million children aged 3 to 17 years had ADHD in 2010. According to the 2010 survey, 11 percent of boys had received an ADHD diagnosis, compared to about 6 percent of girls []

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are significantly more likely to attempt suicide or injure themselves as young adults than girls who do not have ADHD, according to research published by the American Psychological Association []

The most recent study done by Stepehn Hinshaw of UC Berkeley shows girls are often diagnosed later than boys. They also have higher rates of self-injury and attempts of suicide in their teenage years []


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