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Decades of failing to recognize ADHD in girls has created a “lost generation” of women
Unlike boys, many of whom show hyperactivity, girls’ symptoms veer more toward inattentiveness and disorganization. Girls tend to develop ADHD later than boys. They frequently mask it in an attempt to conform to society’s expectation that they be on the ball and organized. And while some ADHD symptoms can become less intense for boys after they pass through puberty, for many girls, it gets worse.

Girls’ symptoms include: a tendency toward daydreaming, trouble following instructions, making careless mistakes on homework and tests.

Girls with ADHD are significantly more likely to experience major depression, anxiety, and eating disorders than girls without. They tend to have few friendships. As a result of their low self-esteem, they often choose unhealthy relationships in which they may accept punitive criticism and or abuse.
Teachers and parents often miss the warning signs because feeling disorganized or unfocused often leads to depression and anxiety. Failing to properly diagnose the condition, girls miss out on critical academic services and accommodations, as well as therapy and medication. Many girls end up misdiagnosed and treated with anti-anxiety or depression drugs, some of which exacerbate the effects of ADHD.
Quartz

Why children fidget: And what we can do about it
Children are going to class with bodies that are less prepared to learn than ever before. With sensory systems not quite working right, they are asked to sit and pay attention. Children naturally start fidgeting in order to get the movement their body so desperately needs and is not getting enough of to “turn their brain on.” What happens when the children start fidgeting? We ask them to sit still and pay attention; therefore, their brain goes back to “sleep.”
TimberNook

Kinder-Psychologie: Zu viel des Guten
Verwöhnte Kinder sind in aller Regel unglücklich – und zeigen seltsamerweise dieselben Verhaltensprobleme wie vernachlässigte Kinder.
Wir nennen sie Curling-Eltern, weil sie wie beim Eisstockschießen alle Hindernisse vor ihrem Kind aus dem Weg räumen. Solche Kinder wissen nichts über andere Menschen und nichts über sich selbst. Sie wissen nicht, was es heißt, traurig oder frustriert zu sein, sie kennen deshalb kein Mitgefühl.
Spiegel

Psychische Störungen: Das Risiko der späten Vaterschaft
Je älter der Vater, desto höher ist das Risiko der Kinder für psychische Erkrankungen. Das zeigt eine Studie von Medizinern aus Schweden und den USA. Die Ergebnisse verblüfften die Forscher: Der Zusammenhang war viel deutlicher als bisher angenommen.
Durch das höhere Alter des Vaters hatten die Kinder:
  – ein 3,5-mal so hohes Risiko für Autismus,
  – ein 13-mal so hohes Risiko für ADHS
Spiegel

ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a psychiatric disorder of the neurodevelopmental type in which there are significant problems of attention and/or hyperactivity and acting impulsively that are not appropriate for a person’s age. These symptoms must begin by age six to twelve and be present for more than six months for a diagnosis to be made. In school-aged individuals the lack of focus may result in poor school performance.
Wikipedia