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Has ADHD become increasingly common over time or is it overly diagnosed?

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No one knows for sure whether ADHD is more common today, but it is very clear that the number of children getting diagnosed and treated for ADHD has risen over time. Some of this increase in diagnosis and treatment is due to greater awareness of the symptoms and an expansion of what is considered ADHD. Some experts feel that ADHD is overdiagnosed, while others feel it is underdiagnosed or undertreated.

From: Understanding ADHD -- the Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. FDA. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians.




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. FDA. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians.




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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