Experts see uptick in ADHD diagnosis among U.S. children

01/21/2013 | HealthDay News

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics found diagnoses of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among children increased 24% between 2001 and 2010. According to the data, 5.6% of white children were diagnosed with ADHD, compared with 4.1% of black children, 2.5% of Hispanic children and 1.2% of Asian/Pacific Islander children. Boys had triple the risk of ADHD compared with girls, researchers said.

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