Take the following into account:
1. Research has quite undoubtedly solidified the argument that ADHD is genetic.
2. Diagnosed children are transitioning into adulthood.
3. More adults are being recognized.
4. Boys are being diagnosed at a 4:1 ratio to girls.
4. Adult data shows us that the split is 50/50 for gender.
Hmmm... let's think. Now, if it is genetic I am thinking we are flitting over some girls in the classroom. But, how? It is obviously an invasive (and albeit, at times, annoying) disorder for adults to tolerate. Why would they overlook the girls? Current theories are postulating that girls may present more with Inattentive symptoms (daydreaming, forgetfulness, etc.). This is not nearly as obnoxious for the adult as the hyperactive symptoms associated with boys. As the old saying goes, "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." Unfortunately, these young girls are suffering. They are children and this state of the being is their norm. They begin to internalize their inability to keep up socially and, at times, academically. Low self-esteem sets in and they are markedly more prone to anxiety and depression.