For the study, Lara Akinbami, M.D. and her colleagues at NCHS’s Office of Analysis and Epidemiology compared more than a decade’s worth of data from the National Health Interview Survey. The researchers noted that ADHD increases were recorded for both boys and girls, with variations among race and ethnicity narrowing over the years.
Read more about ADHD diagnosis and treatment around the world in Psychiatric News at http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/46/11/20.1.full. More detailed information about ADHD can be found in the new fourth edition of Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, available at www.appi.org/SearchCenter/Pages/SearchDetail.aspx?ItemId=62416#.