Navigation Links
Continued increases in ADHD diagnoses and treatment with medication among US children
Date:11/22/2013

Washington D.C., November 22, 2013 A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) found that an estimated two million more children in the United States (U.S.) have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between 2003-04 and 2011-12. One million more U.S. children were taking medication for ADHD between 2003-04 and 2011-12. According to the study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 6.4 million children in the U.S. (11 percent of 4-17 year olds) were reported by their parents to have received an ADHD diagnosis from a healthcare provider, a 42 percent increase from 2003-04 to 2011-12.

  • Over 3.5 million children in the U.S. (6 percent of 4-17 year olds) were reported by their parents to be taking medication for ADHD, a 28 percent increase from 2007-08 to 2011-12.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It often persists into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention and/or controlling impulsive behaviors. Effective treatments for ADHD include medication, mental health treatment, or a combination of the two. When children diagnosed with ADHD receive proper treatment, they have the best chance of thriving at home, doing well at school, and making and keeping friends.

According to CDC scientists, children are commonly being diagnosed at a young age. Parents report that half of children diagnosed with ADHD were diagnosed by 6 years of age, but children with more severe ADHD tended to be diagnosed earlier, about half of them by the age of 4.

"This finding suggests that there are a large number of young children who could benefit from the early initiation of behavioral therapy, which is recommended as the first-line treatment for preschool children with ADHD," said Susanna Visser,
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Billingsley
mbillingsley@jaacap.org
202-966-7300 x105
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New study shows continued decline in the last remaining stronghold for leatherback sea turtles
2. Continued research needed on treatment for women with lung cancer who are never smokers
3. Study finds soda consumption increases overall stroke risk
4. Family history of liver cancer increases risk of developing the disease
5. Common genetic mutation increases sodium retention, blood pressure
6. Discovery increases understanding how bacteria spread: U of A study
7. Ability to estimate quantity increases in first 30 years of life
8. Humidity increases odor perception in terrestrial hermit crabs
9. Weight gain induced by high-fat diet increases active-period sleep and sleep fragmentation
10. Washingtons forests will lose stored carbon as area burned by wildfire increases
11. How chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases risk of lung cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/15/2014)... from strains of influenza virus increases with the latest ... complacent that the most substantial threats have been identified, ... arise when a new virus strain – against which ... in the human population. There have been five such ... which – the 1918 Spanish Flu – cost 50 ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... virus is spreading rapidly and to an unexpected extent. ... the past and the virus shows a new disease ... before. For this reason, the German National Academy of ... and Engineering, and the Union of the German Academies ... the Ebola epidemic today. , In the statement the ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... Geneticist Fred Alt will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel ... University for his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of ... and cancer cells. Alt is the second alumnus to ... the Nobel Prize in 2003. , Alt is the ... Genetics at Harvard Medical School and an investigator at ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists 'must not become complacent' when assessing pandemic threat from flu viruses 2Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic 2Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic 3Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic 4Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic 5Brandeis awards 44th Rosenstiel Award to pioneering geneticist Fred Alt 2
... today a $480,000 gift from the Emily Landecker Foundation. ... in Astrobiology, which will support graduate students in the ... of astrobiology. The fellowship is named in honor of ... currently a senior research professor, and a member of ...
... yuck factor, have captured the hearts of two University of ... this week is publishing the leech,s complete genome sequence. ... UC Berkeley professor of molecular and cell biology who lobbied ... that has targeted a variety of animals in order to ...
... Medical Center researchers have pinpointed a molecular mechanism needed ... step toward developing eventual therapies for damage suffered following ... UT Southwestern, teaming up to study in mice how ... that regulate gene expression contribute to the heart,s ...
Cached Biology News:Rensselaer awarded gift to establish fellowship in astrobiology 2What do leeches, limpets and worms have in common? Now, a sequenced genome 2What do leeches, limpets and worms have in common? Now, a sequenced genome 3Research pinpoints key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack 2
(Date:10/22/2014)...   Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), ... infections and diseases, announced today that the U.S. Patent ... for a composition of matter patent application that covers ... SYN-004. This is Synthetic Biologics, first allowed patent application ... to the Company,s extensive C. difficile patent ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... KONG , Oct. 22, 2014  aTyr Pharma ... that rare disease expert John C. McKew , ... McKew brings more than two decades of expertise in ... Institutes of Health, Wyeth Research and Genetics Institute, Inc. ... aTyr,s efforts to expand and translate its novel Physiocrine ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) with the ... 1, 2014.  The NGA provides for the immediate ... of additional grant funds pursuant to the previously ... development of Asterias, product, AST-OPC1. The grant provides ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014 PureTech , a ... big healthcare problems, announced today the closing of ... participation from Invesco Perpetual, a $120 Billion group ... drive PureTech,s existing pipeline forward and to advance ... the scientific creativity to really go for the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Synthetic Biologics Announces Allowance of Key U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for C. difficile Program 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Allowance of Key U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for C. difficile Program 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Allowance of Key U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for C. difficile Program 4aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 2aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 2PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 3PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 5PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 6
... 19 , - Shocking Lack of Global Statistics ... Atlas, The World Hepatitis Alliance, a newly formed ... do more to,drive improvements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment ... Although it is estimated that 500 million, approximately ...
... Biosystems,Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art,gene ... the signing of two separate private placements. The details,of the ... -- WaferGen has agreed to sell shares of the ... certain funds for which Brencourt Advisors is the ...
... YORK, May 19 Intellect Neurosciences,Inc. (OTC ... on,development of disease-modifying therapeutic agents for the ... today that it has entered,into a license ... and Elan Pharma,International Ltd. ("Elan") regarding certain ...
Cached Biology Technology:World Hepatitis Alliance Calls on Governments to Take Urgent Action to Tackle Chronic Viral Hepatitis B & C Epidemic 2World Hepatitis Alliance Calls on Governments to Take Urgent Action to Tackle Chronic Viral Hepatitis B & C Epidemic 3WaferGen Announces Signing of Two Private Placements 2WaferGen Announces Signing of Two Private Placements 3WaferGen Announces Signing of Two Private Placements 4WaferGen Announces Signing of Two Private Placements 5Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Grants License for Certain Patents and Patent Applications to Wyeth and Elan Pharma International Ltd. 2Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Grants License for Certain Patents and Patent Applications to Wyeth and Elan Pharma International Ltd. 3
This buffer is Specifically formulated to be used with Endogen's Poly-HRP Streptavidin...
... Microarray Gene Frame® has been specifically ... frames feature the same dual strength ... Frame® range for easy removal after ... and there are three sizes available. ...
For microscopy...
... slide processing offering reproducibility, reliability and ... miniaturization, automation and massive parallel analysis ... with many applications in both industrial ... from gene expression profiling, gene regulation ...
Biology Products: