ADHD diagnosis in US schoolchildren rose 43% in past decade, study showsBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6641 (Published 09 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6641
- Susan Mayor
One in eight US children and teenagers had a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2011, representing a 43% increase since 2003, shows an analysis of national surveys based on parental reports that their child had the diagnosis.
The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,1 analysed data on the parent reported prevalence of ADHD in three waves (2003, 2007, and 2011) of the US National Survey of Children’s Health, a nationally representative cross sectional survey carried out by the National …
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