Abbie Chatfield has a frank discussion about how ADHD can affect women

Abbie Chatfield has a frank discussion about how ADHD can affect women: ‘A lot of my female friends have recently been diagnosed’

Abbie Chatfield has had a frank discussion on her podcast about how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can affect women.

The Bachelor star, 26, spoke to psychologist Steph Georgiou on her It’s A Lot podcast about her experiences growing up with ADHD and why it took until adulthood to finally get diagnosed.

The radio personality said her recent diagnosis had been met with skepticism as she wasn’t seen to have the typically ‘disruptive’ symptoms associated with the disorder.

Abbie Chatfield (pictured) has had a frank discussion with a medical professional about how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can affect women

Abbie Chatfield (pictured) has had a frank discussion with a medical professional about how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can affect women

The pair discussed some of the unique ways ADHD may manifest in girls compared to boys.

Abbie noted male children typically become ‘disruptive’ while female children get overly quiet.

‘A lot of my female friends have recently been diagnosed with ADHD. Is it something that’s really undiagnosed in women?’ Abbie asked. 

The Bachelor star, 26, spoke to psychologist Steph Georgiou on her It's A Lot podcast about her experiences growing up with ADHD

The Bachelor star, 26, spoke to psychologist Steph Georgiou on her It’s A Lot podcast about her experiences growing up with ADHD 

Georgio said many young girls who struggle with ADHD at school typically engage in ‘hiding behaviour’ by sitting at the back of the classroom to avoid being noticed.

Abbie confirmed this was indeed her school experience as she was a ‘goody two-shoes’ and the two discussed how this behaviour can result in a delayed diagnosis.  

Abbie revealed in May she was ‘finally’ diagnosed with the disorder at age 26.

Abbie is one of Australia's most in-demand influencers and media personalities

Abbie is one of Australia’s most in-demand influencers and media personalities

The news was confirmed on her Hot Nights With Abbie radio program, and she said she’d been trying to get a diagnosis for her symptoms for 18 months.

Abbie is one of Australia’s most in-demand influencers and media personalities.

In addition to her popular radio program and podcast, she has endless lucrative endorsement deals on Instagram, and will soon debut as a judge on The Masked Singer.

Abbie hosts both her podcast and the Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield radio program

Abbie hosts both her podcast and the Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield radio program

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