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Corpus Christi, TX: ADHD-'It's a disorder [in] about one in 10 children these days'

July 31, 2017, KRISTV-Corpus Christi, TX: ADHD rising steadily http://www.kristv.com/story/36007083/adhd-rising-steadily VIDEO: Dr. John Lusins: “I don’t think I’m surprised [that the numbers are increasing]. I think we’re doing a better job identifying and making sure we’re treating adolescents and adults with ADHD. … It’s a disorder that about one in 10 children these days that we’re seeing and identifying it. … “With hyperactivity, you’re seeing children with an inability to stay in their seat, getting up and causing trouble in their classrooms, and sometimes being more impulsive and acting out. … “They’ll lose things and not be able to stay on task or complete their homework or complete tasks at home. … “…The most effective treatment is medication. …” The number of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been rising steadily over the last two decades. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one-third of children in the U.S. with ADHD were diagnosed before the age of 6. Overall, the CDC says 9.5 percent of children in the U.S. between the ages of 3-17 have ever gotten a diagnosis of ADHD; that's about 5.9 million kids. How many children have ADHD? … •Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have ever been diagnosed with ADHD, according to parent report from 2011-12. The percent of children with an ADHD diagnosis continued to increase, from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011-12. … Approximately 237,000 children aged 2 to 5 years in the United States had an ADHD diagnosis, according to parent report from 2011-12. The number of young children with ADHD increased by more than 50% from the 2007-2008 survey. …