Increase in Number of ADHD Cases May Be Caused by Increased Awareness

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According to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics, cases of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have increased over the past 20 years. However, the increase may be due to increased awareness, especially in the ways ADHD presents differently in boys and girls.

Thomas J. Power, PhD, ABPP, Director of the Center for Management of ADHD at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), spoke with SELF Magazine about the increasing rate of diagnosis and why he doesn’t believe children are actually at an increased risk of developing this mental health condition.

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