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What Does ADHD Look Like in Teen Girls?

People experiencing signs of ADHD in teen girls

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be misunderstood in teenage girls. The symptoms that are often associated with ADHD, like hyperactivity and impulsivity, may not be as noticeable in girls. As a result, many teenage girls who struggle with ADHD may go undiagnosed and untreated. It’s important for parents and caregivers to be aware of the signs of ADHD in teen girls so they can seek help and support for their child.

Honey Lake Clinic’s adolescent ADHD treatment program helps the girls in our care find ways to manage ADHD and build healthy coping skills. Call 888.428.0562 if your teen is struggling with the symptoms of ADHD in your teen—we’re here to help.

The Most Common Symptoms of ADHD in Teen Girls

ADHD symptoms can present differently in teenage girls than they do in boys. While some girls may exhibit more obvious signs, others may display less apparent—but equally disruptive—symptoms. Here are a few warning signs to look out for:

  • Struggling with organization and time management – Teenage girls with ADHD may have difficulty keeping track of assignments, staying organized, and managing their time effectively.
  • Difficulty focusing on one task or subject – Inattentiveness is a hallmark symptom of ADHD. Girls with this condition may struggle to follow through on tasks, tune out distractions, and concentrate on one thing at a time.
  • Difficulty with self-control and impulsivity – Teen girls with ADHD may have a hard time controlling their impulses and can be more prone to risk-taking behaviors.
  • Excessive talking or interrupting – While hyperactivity is often associated with boys, teenage girls with ADHD may also struggle with excessive talking and interrupting others.
  • Emotional dysregulation – Girls with ADHD may experience intense mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depression. They may also have difficulty managing their emotions and expressing themselves appropriately.

It can be difficult to separate these symptoms from typical teenage struggles. Talking with a mental health professional is the best way to determine if ADHD may be an underlying issue.

How ADHD Treatment Can Help

Not every teen who struggles with inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity has ADHD. A professional evaluation is necessary to diagnose this condition accurately. If your teen is diagnosed with ADHD, treatment can help them manage the symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.

Honey Lake Clinic’s residential treatment program for teenage girls helps our patients understand their ADHD and develop strategies to manage the symptoms. It’s typically right for girls who have been unsuccessful in other treatment settings or whose symptoms are significantly impairing their daily functioning. Especially if they’ve struggled with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health disorders concurrently with ADHD, our holistic treatment program takes a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to healing.

In our peaceful lakeside environment, our adolescent ADHD treatment program includes:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • A trauma-informed approach
  • Equine therapy
  • A structured setting
  • Spiritual care
  • Family therapy and support

Honey Lake Clinic provides a safe space for teenage girls to learn, grow, and thrive. Our expert team helps them overcome their challenges, manage their symptoms, and develop healthy coping skills that will serve them throughout life.

Call Honey Lake Clinic to Learn More About Adolescent ADHD Treatment

If you’re worried about your teen’s behavior or emotional well-being, contact Honey Lake Clinic today. We specialize in treating teenage girls who are struggling with ADHD and other mental health conditions.

Call 888.428.0562 or reach out online to learn more about our adolescent ADHD treatment program and how we can help your teen reclaim her story. With faith-based, evidence-based care, your teen can find a path to healing and hope—so don’t hesitate to reach out for help today.