The prevalence of diagnosed ADHD in U.S. children and adolescents significantly increased over two decades, from 6.1% (1997-1998) to 10.2% (2015-2016).
Twenty-year trends in diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among US children and adolescents, 1997-2016
Xu G, Strathearn L, Liu B, Yang B, Bao W. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(4):e181471.
Among U.S. children and adolescents, the estimated prevalence of diagnosed ADHD increased significantly between 1997-1998 and 2015-2016, from 6.1% to 10.2%. The continuous increase in the prevalence of diagnosed ADHD was consistent across all subgroups.