Rate of ADHD Diagnosis has Increased 66% in 10 Years.
This new study shows a 66% increase in the diagnosis of ADHD over the last 10 years, an even bigger increase in the rise of ADHD than was previously thought. I am appalled that the author’s oversimplified explanation is that this is simply due to an increased awareness of ADHD. This implies, of course, that over-diagnosis is no part of this at all. Clearly he has not read the study posted march 7 showing that simply being born in December rather than January increases the chance of being diagnosed with ADHD by 31% in boys and 70% in girls.