ADHD in Young Women Misunderstood by Parents, Teachers, Survey Finds
By Kassondra Granata, contributor to Education World
A new study released today finds that almost 50 percent of mothers of tween girls who are diagnosed with ADHD find that they first thought their behaviors were normal “teen struggles.”
These findings are part of an online survey conducted by Edelman Berland and fielded by Harris Interactive on behalf of Shire Pharmaceuticals, said a press release. The study finds that 59 percent of mothers “reported that they initially hesitated to seek help from a doctor for their daughter,” said the release. “Additionally, 60 percent said they wish they had recognized the symptoms of ADHD earlier and acted sooner.”
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