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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022 https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ncpacapstone/
This research was done to bring forth attention to the under diagnoses of girls with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactive Disorder in comparison to boys. They mistaken the uncommon diagnoses as other disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder which could leave to a long-term effect on those children getting treated for the wrong disorder. Some girls go their entire lives without being diagnosed with ADHD and create unhealthy habits to over come their symptoms. This research looks at articles and presentations explaining the misconceptions of ADHD in girls, the short term and long-term effects of a misdiagnoses, and the ways to notice the symptoms early on to prevent those long-term effects.