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Are we failing our girls by not recognizing ADHD at younger ages?

Women over 40 the fastest-growing segment of the population diagnosed with the disorder.

June 17, 2021 | Saltwire

Article by Laura Churchill Duke

Kyla Crowell was never sure what was wrong with her. She always thought she suffered from anxiety, but the diagnosis didn’t quite fit - worry wasn't her primary concern. “I’m disorganized, I can’t focus, I can’t follow through on tasks - even ones I need or want to - I’m too talkative at inappropriate times,” rhymes off the Annapolis Valley, N.S., woman. It wasn’t until she was in her thirties that she read an online infographic that listed the symptoms of adult ADHD that the lightbulb went on.


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