Number Of US Children With AD/HD Rising: CDC

HealthDay (8/15, Preidt) reported that the number of US “children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is rising,” according to research conducted by the CDC. In addition, a news release from the FDA points out that kids with untreated AD/HD “have more emergency room visits and are more likely to have self-inflicted injuries than those who receive treatment.” Adolescents with untreated AD/HD may be “more likely to take risks, such as drinking and driving, and have twice as many traffic crashes as those who receive treatment, the FDA said.” Tiffany Farchione, MD, of the FDA, “said in a news release” that “parents who think a child has AD/HD should consult their family doctor or pediatrician.”

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— “More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, August 14, 2015.

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