CDC: ADHD diagnoses among U.S. youths continue to rise

11/24/2013 | HealthDay News · USA Today

Approximately 11%, or about 6.4 million, of 4- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. were diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 2011, up from 9.5% in 2007, the CDC said. Researchers noted that 50% of youths with ADHD were diagnosed by age 6, and more than 3.5 million children and teens were placed on ADHD medications, such as Ritalin or Concerta. The findings appear in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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