ADHD rates in kids have increased over the past 20 years, new study says

The prevalence of ADHD in U.S. children and adolescents has increased from 6.1 percent in 1997 to 10.2 percent in 2016, according to the study.
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Let's deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. Most of us have either heard of it or been affected by it and if it seems to use the disorder is becoming more common. You'd be correct. Are looking at over twenty years of surveys collected by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers calculated the disorder jumped from being present in 6% of US children. Being present in 10%. The team warned that rates vary between boys and girls and boys it was 14%. In girls it was 6%. Greeks also vary by race African American children had the highest rates at twelve point 8%. Filed by white children a 12%. And Hispanic children at 6%. Experts tell us if your child is having trouble with either attention or hyper activity you should discuss a formal evaluation with your pediatrician. Make sure she has everything she needs and is ready to learn this school year with this medical minute I'm Cherie Preston. There.

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