January 22nd, 2013

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The apparent rise in ADHD diagnoses

USA TODAY: A new study of health records from California suggests that rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have jumped by 24% since 2001. The apparent rise in diagnoses is likely caused by growing awareness of the condition among parents and doctors.
Children of higher-income families are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, Getahun says, perhaps because their families are more concerned with their school performance and are more likely to seek a diagnosis.
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