New report finds 43 percent increase in ADHD diagnosis for US schoolchildren
Girls showed a sharp rise in ADHD diagnosis during eight-year study period
December 8, 2015
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Twelve percent of US children and teens had a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2011, a number that has jumped by 43 percent since 2003, according to a large national study based on parental reports of an ADHD diagnosis.