“Why Are We Still Failing Kids with Inattentive ADHD?”

“We are still relying on research done years ago on white, hyperactive boys. There are few studies and fewer insights on girls and women. Likewise, children with inattentive ADHD (formerly called ADD) continue to fly under the radar. Why?”

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“We are still relying on research done years ago on white, hyperactive boys. There are few studies and fewer insights on girls and women. Likewise, children with inattentive ADHD (formerly called ADD) continue to fly under the radar. Why?”

“We are still relying on research done years ago on white, hyperactive boys. There are few studies and fewer insights on girls and women. Likewise, children with inattentive ADHD (formerly called ADD) continue to fly under the radar. Why?”

, they should first talk about the inattentive symptoms, stressing how this form of ADHD is under-diagnosed and how this needs to change because undiagnosed ADHD negatively impacts young lives. They should describe how inattentive ADHD symptoms may be recognized by parents and teachers. When I asked

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if inattentive ADHD could be identified in children, he readily said, “Yes. You just need to question them about how they spent their time in school, how their day went, what they learned.”2.Children with Inattentive ADHD are typically not aggressive; they are not bullies; and they usually aren’t disrespectful of authority or overly stubborn. In describing ADHD behaviors, speakers and writers should clearly delineate hyperactive symptoms from inattentive symptoms. When the behaviors are combined or confounded, parents or teachers of a child with inattentive ADHD may say, “That doesn’t describe my child or student.”

3. In describing inattentive symptoms, speakers and authors often say this. To increase awareness, we need to stress thatinattentive ADHD exists in boys as well as girls.I know because I have a son with inattentive ADHD.4.We need research that separates hyperactive-impulsive or combination ADHD from inattentive ADHD. headtopics.com

Most research lumps all forms of ADHD together, though they are not the same.[Read: “Are You Listening?” What Inattentive ADHD Looks Like — and Responds To]5. Knowledge and understanding about the differences is improving, but more progress is needed. If you share my concern about the under-diagnosis of children with inattentive ADHD, visit

, the website of the non-profit organization, theInattentive ADHD Coalition. Together, we will find ways to make a lasting difference. Read more: ADDitude »

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