Number of kids diagnosed with ADHD jumps

January 22, 2013 2:17:48 PM PST
New figures show the number of kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has made a huge jump.

The study, from Kaiser Permanente, found ADHD cases rose 24 percent from 2001 to 2010. Rates jumped the most in minority children, including a 70 percent rise among African Americans.

Researchers also found kids with ADHD were also more likely to be male than female and come from families earning at least $70,000.

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