ADHD Rates Are Skyrocketing

What’s behind the 53% increase?
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For the last few years the rate of ADHD was calculated to be between 4% to 6% of all school age children. New Center for Disease Control (CDC) data report that 11% of all school age children are now diagnosed with ADHD as well as nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States. The new data reflect a 53% rise over the last decade.This has alarmed man of the experts.“Those are astronomical numbers. I’m floored,” said Dr. William Graf, a pediatric neurologist in New Haven and a professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He added, “Mild symptoms are being diagnosed so readily, which goes well beyond the disorder and beyond the zone of ambiguity to pure enhancement of children who are otherwise healthy.”

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Understanding the Rise in ADHD Diagnoses: 11% of U.S. Children Are Affected |
The rates of U.S. children affected by attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder