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Child, teen and family therapy in Houston, TX. Joan's specializations include: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, LGBT Issues, Abuse Issues, Adjustment Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, School Trouble, Learning Disabilities, Trauma, Behavioral Problems, and Self-Mutilation. 

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This is a collection of psychiatry and psychology news and studies related to child, teen and family therapy.  These resources may be useful to parents interested in learning more about current topics influencing child, teen and family therapy.

ADHD In Girls

Joan Lipuscek

In my previously posted survey of Mental Disorders of U.S. Teens, ADHD was shown to have a much higher prevalence rate for boys compared to girls.  

However, this article argues that ADHD is harder to identify and diagnose in girls compared to boys because the symptoms manifest differently.  Sadly, girls are underdiagnosed while boys are overdiagnosed.

Girls have more internalizing symptoms. For example, they tend to suffer from greater bouts of major depression, anxiety and eating disorders which can turn into low self-esteem. Boys on the other hand, have more externalizing symptoms that manifest as physical aggression, hitting and impulsivity. This brief article does a great job of delineating these differences.

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