Internalisation of ADHD symptoms in women leads to another expression of ADHD? This would be a cause of difficulty around diagnosis?
Especially among young people it often occurs that girls with problems become more withdrawn, while boys often externalise. For example, where girls are more likely to self-harm, guys are more likely to destroy a bus shelter. I have a feeling that I’ve gotten a diagnosis much later, because my symptoms create more internal conflict and worry, instead of external, more striking expressions. Please rate this Jouw Stem