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Science Daily: huge increase in ADHD among girls

Updated: Apr 1, 2022

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.

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