Why do some women wait decades for an ADHD diagnosis? – BBC News

Gender bias is leaving many women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) undiagnosed, leading psychologists are warning.

The stereotype that ADHD affects only “naughty boys” means it is estimated tens of thousands of women in the UK are unaware they have the condition, and are not receiving the help they need.

Another factor leading to slow diagnosis is the fact that symptoms of ADHD in women tend to be more subtle than in men, meaning signs can be missed.

These women have shared their stories of their struggle to be diagnosed.

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