EEG activity in females with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder



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Dupuy, F. E., Clarke, A. R. & Barry, R. J. (2013). EEG activity in females with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Neurotherapy, 17 (1), 49-67.


Although Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) affects millions of females worldwide, our understanding of AD/HD continues to be based heavily on male-dominated research. Significant sex differences reported in the presentation and diagnosis of AD/HD can no longer be ignored; females with AD/HD are different from males with the disorder. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a valuable tool for measuring electro-cortical activity and has been found useful in AD/HD research. Preliminary studies have shown that females with AD/HD have EEG abnormalities different from those found in males with AD/HD. This article reviews the current literature on EEG activity of females with AD/HD and concludes that the lack of comprehensive research draws attention to the necessity for sex-specific EEG research within AD/HD populations.

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