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TOPIC: ADHD Diagnoses Rise to 11% of Kids

ADHD Diagnoses Rise to 11% of Kids 23 Nov 2013 21:03 #295

ADHD diagnoses rise to 11% of kids
Posted November 22nd, 2013 by Nadia Kounang


The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to climb, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There has been a 42% increase in the number of reported cases of ADHD since 2003, according to a CDC-led study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Today, 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 - 11% of kids in this age group - have received an ADHD diagnosis, according to the study, which is based on a survey of parents. That's 2 million more children than in 2007.

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