ADHD affects the engine skills of boys a lot more than girls New research posted in the November 4.

‘By elementary school, girls with ADHD could be relatively free from motor skills deficits as the female brain matures earlier than the male brain.’ Previous studies have shown that brain areas considered vital for engine control reach their optimum size twelve months earlier in women than boys. Women may ‘outgrow’ ADHD-related engine skill deficits before age 7, the minimum amount age of girls enrolled in this scholarly study. Additionally it is possible that the electric motor tests found in this study are more sensitive to the hyperactivity symptoms of ADHD. Males with ADHD generally have more hyperactivity, while women generally have more inattentive and psychological control symptoms. Continue reading