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CDC: more than 1 in 10 children diagnosed with ADHD

n New York, the study says that 7.7 percent of children have been diagnosed with ADHD
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - The Center for Disease Control has released a new study indicating 1 out of 10 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.

The CDC surveyed 95,000 parents in 2011, and the results are based off of reports by parents about a diagnosis given by a health care provider.

In New York, the study says that 7.7 percent of children have been diagnosed with ADHD, up just .2 percent since 2007.

According to the study, 5.5 percent of New York children are being medicated for ADHD. 67.3 percent of New York children diagnosed with ADHD are being medicated for it. This statistic is up from the 52.4 percent reported in 2007.

ADHD is a condition that can make it hard for children to concentrate or become overly active. Most cases of ADHD are treated with medication, behavioral therapy or a combination of both.

To learn more about the CDC study, click here.


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