Women with ADHD Have Missed Red Flags That Haunt Us

A white head drawn on gray paper with the letters ADHD written on it in colorful letters. There are squiggly pipe cleaners and star stickers surrounding the head. Tara Winstead/Pexels

Women and girls with ADHD often present differently than the typical (male) profile, and are therefore more likely to go undiagnosed. This personal account explores one woman’s discovery that her executive functioning problems have likely stemmed from ADHD. She also shares how we can better identify red flags that may point to larger cognitive and mental health challenges.