Thursday, October 07, 2010

Clinic Notes: Seriously now, Girls with Autism and ADHD

Often when women complain about symptoms, which could indicate heart diseases, the physician does not take them as seriously as they would a male. Fewer test are run and fewer medications are prescribed. Now a recent study finds the same is true when girls in Sweden seek help with symptoms indicating ADHD or autism. The parents of were concerned about the behavior of the girls early in life, but had not been given a diagnosis. When they were older and re-examined because their symptoms persisted nearly half were diagnosed with autism or ADHD. Socioeconomic status was ruled out as a factor.

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