Girls with ADHD Often Face Other Mental Health Disorders

Being diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases a teen girl’s risk of multiple mental health disorders, according to a new study. Compared to girls without ADHD, those with ADHD are nearly three times more likely to have an anxiety disorder and more than three times as likely to have depression. Having ADHD also makes girls eight times more likely to be diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder. This disorder is marked by hostile or angry behavior that can cause social, family, or academic problems.

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