10% of kids have ADHD, according to CDC

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) surveyed over 95,000 American parents and found that 1 in 10 kids have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). People with ADHD have trouble with self-control and staying focused, and experts believe that the numbers are high mainly because more doctors are actually looking for ADHD. In the past, it wasn’t talked about as much and parents weren’t as aware of the disorder. The survey asked parents if a health care provider had informed them that their child had ADHD, and apparently an esitmated 6.5 million children suffer from it.

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