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Are Girls With ADHD At Higher Risk For Mental Disorders?

By Wochit 05 October 2016

According to a new UCLA study, young girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to develop additional mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. ADHD is usually found in children between the ages of 6 to 12. According to the World Health Organization roughly 39 million people were living with ADHD in 2013. The data was comprised of 18 studies of 1,997 girls between the ages of 8 and 13. Researchers found that of the girls who suffered from ADHD 37.7 percent met the criteria for anxiety disorder, 12.8 percent were diagnosed with conduct disorder, and 10.3 percent were diagnosed with depression.