ADHD Underdiagnosed in Girls Because of Sexism in Medical Research

The issue of how diagnostic criteria are written is a serious problem and it affects virtually all medical research. There is a small, but growing movement to include more girls and women in medical research, but there is still no law requiring it and so most of the time researchers take the easy way out and only use male (and mostly white) subjects.

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Women with Brain Tumors Dismissed as Attention-Seeking

A man goes to his doctor with these complaints: blurry vision, personality changes, memory loss, and headache. What do you think happens? On average, he’s referred to a neurologist for an MRI. What happens when a woman presents with these same symptoms? She's accused of being "attention seeking," overly stressed, or possibly even on drugs and is told to go home and put her feet up.

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