Girls with ADD
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|Tue, 09-08-2009 - 10:44am|
For those of you with girls with ADD/ADHD, how long until you had an inkling there was something "wrong"? How abotu getting a diagnosis? Did you look at any online checklists specifically for girls?
My "question" is that I am wondering if my DD might have ADD. DS has ADHD and was diagnosed at 3 1/2. That was a complete no-brainer. If you didn't need a medical degree, I could've diagnosed him. I know girls are a little harder to diagnose. DD just turned 5 and there are days when I wonder if she is just being FIVE or if she possibly has ADD too. She isn't "hyper" like DS is, but she seems fidgety and I feel like I am constantly telling things over and over again. She seems to be in her own little world... which is fine... TO A POINT! She is very imaginative and loves to play by herself... very creatively, I might add. So I have always thought her being in her own world was just HER b/c of how she plays. She is still only in preschool (full day) and I have considered talking to her teacher about this. She has a background with "special needs" kids and this is the third year I have had her for one or the other kid. She talks a lot but so did I when I was her age. DS talks a lot too... that's a frequent "fight" in our house... "I was talking first!" AAAHHH!!!
Anyway, could use some insight on the female gender and this disorder.