ADHD diagnoses on the rise

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Medical GenericThe growing number of children being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6.4 million American children and teenagers have received a diagnosis of ADHD at some point in their lives, including nearly one in five high school boys.

That’s a 53 percent increase over the last decade.

About two-thirds of those with a current ADHD diagnosis receive prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin and Adderall.

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