ADHD diagnosis a multistep process

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From The Plain Dealer

By SARAH JANE TRIBBLE | Published: April 30, 2013

As a parent, it’s difficult to miss the recent headlines projecting a rise in ADHD cases among children.

Nearly 10 percent of U.S. children between 4 and 17 years old had been diagnosed with attention deficiet hyperactivity disorder as of 2007, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 5.4 million children.

By the end of May, the CDC hopes to announce its latest survey results, which are collected from phone conversations with parents, according to an email I received from the federal agency.

Several doctors I spoke with said the data will no doubt show an increase in diagnosis during the past five years. This leaves me wondering: What’s a parent to do?

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Includes a quote from Hanna Perkins School Director Barbara Streeter.


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