“Look, a squirrel!” - Public perceptions of ADHD
Kirthana and Sarah completing a REM validation test





Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is underdiagnosed in women and girls. Misinformation and gendered stereotypes about the disorder cause symptoms to be overlooked, but research suggests that education can reduce bias surrounding the disorder. This study aimed to assess the level of knowledge and educate the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA) community about ADHD  through a survey received by a sample of students and faculty (n=172). The survey included a 19 question true-false quiz of misconceptions about ADHD, with participants receiving explanations for quiz answers at completion.



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