ADHD Analysis

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An estimated of approximately 11% of children from ages 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) has been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006 and an average of approximately 5% per year from 2003 to 2011. Boys (13.2%) were more likely than girls (5.6%) to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD. The average age of ADHD diagnosis was age 7 years. There are 1 to 3 children on average who have ADHD in every classroom of 30 students. Three to six more boys are diagnosed than girls. 1 in 3 children which is equivalent to 30.7% was diagnosed before the age of 6. According to the CDC national health statistics reports (September 3,2015), 68.0% of children that was diagnosed with ADHD had…show more content…
ADHD is often seen in families, and genes appear to play a role, but other factors may contribute or make symptoms worse. One of the greatest risk factor for ADHD is having an inherited tendency for the condition. Some Environmental exposures such as certain parenting methods, may influence how symptoms of ADHD. have been linked to increased ADHD symptoms, but the evidence has been inconsistent. Knowing more about those factors would help with planning how to decrease the risk for ADHD. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities funded a comprehensive literature review of studies that investigate a large range of factors that might increase the risk for ADHD. The results will be able to increase the ability of public health professionals to make the most informed decisions and recommendations about potential public health prevention strategies. Some risk factors for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may include Blood relatives, such as a sibling or parent, with ADHD or another mental health disorder. Mothers smoking during pregnancy, alcohol use or maternal drug use may increase the risk ADHD. Also premature birth and exposure to environmental toxins such as lead, found mainly in paint and pipes in older buildings. Even though sugar is a popular suspect in causing hyperactivity, there's no reliable proof of this. Many issues in childhood can lead to difficulty sustaining attention, but that's not the same as
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