White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD, according to a new study
Among elementary school children who had shown above-average academic achievement, 27% of white children versus 19% of nonwhite children were later diagnosed with ADHD. About 20% of white children versus 14% of nonwhite children were using ADHD medication.
These strategies and life hacks can help anyone with ADHD, as well as those who struggle with attention problems but don’t have a diagnosis
A simple organizational system can improve focus by providing a way to keep track of important activities. Ideally the system is centered on one tool, such as a notebook or phone app, assuming the phone is not too distracting.
Just 10% of kids with ADHD outgrow it, UW study finds
In adults, it manifests more as verbal impulsivity, difficulty with decision-making, and not thinking before acting.
ADHD in adults: what it’s like living with the condition – and why many still struggle to get diagnosed
About 2.5% of adults are thought to live with ADHD
Over Past 20 Years, The Percentage Of Children Diagnosed with ADHD Nearly Doubles
But is this a true increase in cases or an epidemic of over-diagnosis?