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What type of ADHD is most common in girls?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Young girls can have the "predominantly inattentive" form of ADHD, just like they can have the "predominantly impulsive/hyperactive" and "combined" forms. Unfortunately for young kids with the "predominantly inattentive" type, they will often be missed because they do not have the behavior problems. These are the children that slide by until the schoolwork gets harder and the grades start slipping. If you think your child may have ADHD in any form, talk to your pediatrician.

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