Systematic Review of Social and Executive Functioning in Women with ADHD
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ADHD is misunderstood and frequently underdiagnosed in females. The lack of proper intervention and treatment for females with ADHD can have an effect that last years. The articles I have studied backed that claim as well, but I wanted to know something a little more specific. Many women are believed to express ADHD symptoms through internalizing issues, so I wanted to know how that internalization of ADHD affects executive functioning, and I wanted to know how that internalization of ADHD affects social functioning. My research found that among several studies, girls diagnosed with ADHD, even when symptoms go into remission in late adolescence or adulthood, struggle significantly more than their peers with social and executive functioning. More research is needed to understand why this has such a long-term effect, and what treatments could be beneficial for these girls.