In another group I’m in, I made the same post and it had the effect I anticipated : messaging about Inattentive type ADHD doesn’t always reach men because of the higher statistical prevalence of hyperactive ADHD in men.

I’ve depended on “science news” and popular press as until a few years ago, scientific papers weren’t easily available.
I’m undiagnosed due to lack of proper healthcare access. (no $$$ to go through all that).
I’m just trying to help those who like me did not have access to professional diagnosis but I was flippant in my presentation.
In another group I’m in, I made the same post and it had the effect I anticipated : messaging about Inattentive type ADHD doesn’t always reach men because of the higher statistical prevalence of hyperactive ADHD in men.
But I am very very happy that you received the help you needed in the proper way. Healthcare is often inconsistent and so I’m glad to hear of successes.
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 I mean it’s important to know statistically that boys tend to have hyperactive ADHD, girls tend to have inattentive ADHD – but the presenting of the information in media sets it up as a binary split that falls mostly cleanly across gender lines rather than being tendencies.
I’d probably have been more certain about it long long long ago had I known where to look.
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 Clinically, I know things have improved. But I only had access to popular press, library books and later on, Google searches. No access to scientific papers until maybe 10 years ago or so
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My mom’s got the “boys ADHD”. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder in the 80s. I had a creeping suspicion I was autistic for all that time but “not quite autistic”. — I saw stuff on ADD and knew that’s probably where I fit, but it wasn’t until I learned of the term HYPERFOCUS about 5 years ago that I realized “yes, it’s this and less likely high functioning autism”
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