By: Lauren Ramirez
What is ADHD?
Facts about ADHD!
~Individuals must have symptoms for a minimum of six months
~A single test can not determine ADHD
~ADHD can be treated in multiple ways besides medication
~6.1% of children are treated for ADHD with medication
~6.4 million American children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD
~Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females
~The average age for diagnoses is age 7
~About 4% of adult Americans live with ADHD
~Symptoms typically first appear between the ages of 3 and 6
~There has been an increase of 42% of diagnosis for ADHD in eight years
~ADHD is found in all races and financial classes