The number of ADHD cases in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 2000.
The number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has risen dramatically in the last 11 years.
This may be due to the fact that there is a heightened awareness of ADHD, rather than a growing number of children with ADHD.
In other words, more physicians are recognizing the symptoms and therefore diagnosing ADHD.
In the year 2000, 6.2 million kids were diagnosed with ADHD while, a decade later, 10.4 million were given the diagnosis, with many being prescribed psychostimulant drugs.
Now, public health advisories surrounding these drugs and the medication of children are causing parents to seek alternative treatments.
Parents are also becoming better informed about the link between ADHD symptoms and weak cognitive skills, which can be addressed—without drugs—using brain training.
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