CDC Report Estimates One Third Of US Kids With AD/HD Were Diagnosed Before Age Six

The Washington Post (9/4, Cha) reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “takes an in-depth look at how children with” attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) “came to get the label through a survey of 2,976 families.”

The CBS News (9/4, Welch) website reports that the new study from the CDC’s National Centers for Health Statistics “estimates that one-third of children in the US with AD/HD were diagnosed before the age of six.” Investigators “learned that the average age at which a child was first diagnosed was seven, but many” youngsters were diagnosed earlier.

The ABC News website reports that “in the vast majority of AD/HD diagnoses, family members are the first to identify signs of the disorder.”

Related Links:

— “One in five kids with ADHD diagnosed by doctors improperly,” Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post, September 3, 2015.

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