ADHD diagnoses increase in the United States, federal data show – Washington Post (D.C.) – By Rob Stein – (Thursday, August 18, 2011) –

by drsjbecker on August 22, 2011

Nearly one in 10 U.S. children is being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new analysis of federal data released Thursday. 

The percentage of U.S. children between ages 5 to 17 who were diagnosed with ADHD increased from about 7 percent to 9 percent between 1998 and 2009, according to the analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics.


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