Autism, ADHD minimized in girls

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    Autism, ADHD minimized in girls - UPI

    Girls with autism or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may not be taken seriously by people in healthcare, a researcher in Sweden says.

    Svenny Kopp, a University of Gothenburg doctoral student at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, says when girls with symptoms of autism or ADHD seek help, their problems are often played down or misinterpreted.

    "The results are particularly disturbing given that these girls did not generally have a disadvantaged social background and were mostly of normal intelligence," Kopp says.