Why is there a higher rate of ADHD diagnoses in women during adulthood compared to men?

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  • Women develop coping mechanisms and adept social skills to masks their ADHD symptoms.
  • Prompt identification of differences in symptoms exhibited by both genders.
  • Emotional stressors can trigger symptoms in parenthood, facilitating easier diagnosis.
  • As girls grow into adulthood, increased responsibilities often reveal hidden ADHD challenges.
  • Awareness has improved the understanding of ADHD in females, ensuing in more accurate diagnoses.
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      Amit KumarAmit Kumar
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      ADHD can impact every element of an individual’s life and the stereotype that it resolves by adulthood, even if it has been diagnosed in childhood, is not true. Most people diagnosed in childhood and adolescence continue to experience challenges in adulthood. Adults often feel tremendous relief because they gain an understanding of what areas of their life have been responsible for their impairment. While children may have a harder time processing their symptoms, adults can learn to mask their symptoms, making it difficult to determine if patients have ADHD or other mental health concerns. Still, the life impacts of adult ADHD are very real. Studies reveal that there’s compromised socioeconomic status, there’s lower annual incomes, there’s higher divorce rates, there’s less workplace satisfaction and less job security in adults diagnosed with ADHD. Their spouses had more unfavourable patterns in their marriages with regard to the level of conflict, marital adjustment, conflict resolution styles and reciprocal evaluations” compared with non-ADHD couples.
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      Dr.Dil Prasad SubbaDr.Dil Prasad Subba
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      Good question

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      Robert SchwartzRobert Schwartz
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      more verbal and translate the symptoms frequently in clinical settings to providers of medical treatment

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