Navigation Links
More U.S. Children Diagnosed With ADHD
Date:1/22/2013

By Denise Mann
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- More and more U.S. children are being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests.

Exactly why these rates are climbing isn't clear. But increased awareness of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is likely a contributing factor, the study authors said.

According to the new findings, the rate of children who were diagnosed with ADHD jumped by about 24 percent between 2001 and 2010. This increase was most pronounced with white children, and there was a 90 percent increase in ADHD diagnosis among black girls during the same time frame.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 4 percent and 12 percent of school-aged children have ADHD. Symptoms include difficulty focusing, impulsive behaviors and hyperactivity. Treatments for ADHD include medication and behavioral modifications.

For the study, researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Group mined the electronic health records of nearly 850,000 children aged 5 to 11 years between 2001 and 2010. Of these children, slightly less than 5 percent had an ADHD diagnosis. White and black children were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than Hispanics and Asian/Pacific Islander children.

Specifically 5.6 percent of white children in the study had an ADHD diagnosis in 2010, compared with 4.1 percent of blacks, 2.5 percent of Hispanics and 1.2 percent of Asian/Pacific Islanders. Boys were three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls, the study found.

The findings are published online Jan. 21 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Study author Dr. Darios Getahun, from Kaiser's department of research and evaluation, said this increasing trend of ADHD diagnoses could be due to more awareness among doctors and increased use of screening tools, but it also could m
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nearly half of children under 2 years of age receive some vaccinations late
2. Longer CPR extends survival in both children and adults
3. Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York Promotes Brand and Wellness with Community Play Area Sponsorship
4. Local Chiropractor Hosting Free Community Event and Giving an iPad Mini Away to Raise Funds for Nonprofit Children's Center at her Grand Opening
5. Dog Sniffs Out Breast Cancer of Susan Castriota, Author and Illustrator of Anti Bully Children’s Book as Recently Aired on WTAE Pittsburgh
6. Study findings have potential to prevent,reverse disabilities in children born prematurely
7. U-M to develop guide for parents of children with disorders of sex development
8. For Some Children, Autism Symptoms May Fade With Age
9. Cody Lovaas to Play Free Great Kindness Challenge Show at New Children's Museum 1/22
10. AkAsha International Launches Children's Book Series
11. Study documents that some children lose autism diagnosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More U.S. Children Diagnosed With ADHD
(Date:4/18/2014)... (April 18, 2014) ― A new study in the ... patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern ... , Investigators from San Diego State University, ... Monday Campaigns, analyzed "healthy" Google searches (searches that included ... diet") originating in the U.S. from 2005 to 2012. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, ... found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen ... Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a ... , An analysis of prostate tissue biopsies collected ... the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) found that ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... pain relief targets that could be used to ... King,s College London made the discovery when researching ... of the body. , Dr Marzia Malcangio said: ... pain generation and our findings could help chemotherapy ... One potential side effect of some chemotherapy drugs ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... of Experimental Biology and Medicine a ... and Paul Kenis in the Institute of Genomic ... of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe their recent work on ... variety of cell functions including energy metabolism, signaling, ... in regulating normal cellular behavior, redox status has ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NY In a review published in the April ... president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says ... medical community,s approach to treating sepsis, which ... Americans. , Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the ... throughout the body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New research shows people are thinking about their health early in the week 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:Live cell imaging reveals distinct alterations of subcellular glutathione potentials 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2
... A cleanroom manufacturing company has introduced a new product feature for ... can be integrated into the cleanroom system and enhance the cleanroom ... ... -- Gerbig Engineering, a designer, fabricator and installer of cleanroom systems, ...
... and more are developing dangerous health conditions such as diabetes that ... bracelet jewelry gives a generation attractive incentives to display potentially life-saving ... ... boomers with potentially life-threatening health conditions can make a statement in ...
... Needs of European and ... Institutions--, NEW YORK, July 24 Paul Capital Partners ... Based in Paul,Capital,s London office, Dr. Macleod is responsible for ... Paul Capital Healthcare funds., "Since he joined Paul Capital ...
... for better physician-administration relations ... of nearly 28,000 physicians, SOUTH BEND, Ind., July ... Perspectives on American Hospitals,finds that there continues to be ... need for administrators to be more,responsive to the ideas ...
... out of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center demonstrates ... having a heart attack, even when laboratory tests haven,t ... a registry called i*trACS, and analyzed patients with heart ... in eight participating U.S. centers. , The findings ...
... WASHINGTON, July 23 Philip J. Dwyer, president and ... the U.S.,Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee,s Subcommittee ... for community-based,solutions, such as those implemented at YMCAs across ... children., Dwyer spoke on behalf of the more ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gerbig Engineering Announces Availability of Cleanroom Utility Panel 2Health News:Aging Baby Boomers Meld Life-saving Data and Style with Lauren's Hope Fashion Medical ID Bracelet 2Health News:Aging Baby Boomers Meld Life-saving Data and Style with Lauren's Hope Fashion Medical ID Bracelet 3Health News:Paul Capital Partners Promotes Ken Macleod To Partner 2Health News:Paul Capital Partners Promotes Ken Macleod To Partner 3Health News:Authoritative Report on Physician Perspectives Released Today 2Health News:Study shows emergency physicians have good first instincts in diagnosing heart attacks 2Health News:YMCA Calls on Senate to Fund Community-Based Solutions to Address Childhood Obesity Crisis 2Health News:YMCA Calls on Senate to Fund Community-Based Solutions to Address Childhood Obesity Crisis 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) announces that ... to the announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares ... of the waiver, the transaction is no longer conditional on OFT ... 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration time, subject to the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through its ... highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and researchers, ... board of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry expert ... of the board. From 1975 to 2012, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  In an unprecedented effort to curb the spread of "superbugs" ... transport vehicles, an advanced and portable UV germicidal lamp manufactured by ... time. In order to prevent EMS paramedics and ... West Palm Beach Fire Rescue is the first ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2
... founder of Pacific Bridge Medical, will be speaking at the ... The Investor Forum is being held to educate investors ... medical device companies over the next 5-10 years. The event ... the opportunity, as well as discuss companies that are best ...
... Banner Health ... MASI ) today jointly announce Banner Health,s system-wide conversion ... patients visiting any Banner Health hospital will be cared for ... monitoring solutions available.   "The decision to convert ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Banner Health Converts 23-Hospital System to Masimo rainbow SET Technology 2Banner Health Converts 23-Hospital System to Masimo rainbow SET Technology 3Banner Health Converts 23-Hospital System to Masimo rainbow SET Technology 4Banner Health Converts 23-Hospital System to Masimo rainbow SET Technology 5Banner Health Converts 23-Hospital System to Masimo rainbow SET Technology 6
... Most readers available today operate with ... (which reduces speed) or use an imaging ... (which reduces sensitivity and the individual signals ... includes a miniature lens array containing 96 ...
... The FLx800 is designed to combine ... ease of use. This design incorporates powerful ... traditional fluorescence microplate readers. The FLx800 line ... the specific needs of research and OEM ...
The DELFIA Platewash is a general purpose microtitration plate and strip washer especially standardized for use with DELFIA diagnostic kits....
Easy to use , Allow for a flexible washing , Uniform and efficient , Very robust and reliable , Adjustable to all well shapes , Rack included (not autoclavable) , Autoclavable at 121C , No e...
Medicine Products: