Competing theories on spike of ADHD cases in children
ADHD cases have increased by 53% and some people are questioning whyPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
(KTNV) -- There has been a huge rise in the number of American kids that are being treated for attention deficit hyperactivity.
According to a new study, the number of kids diagnosed with ADHD has increased 53 percent.
The Centers for Disease Control says that nearly one in five high school boys in the U.S. have been diagnosed.
Overall, 11 percent of kids in school today supposedly have ADHD.
There are competing theories for the increase.
Some say that people are now able to recognize ADHD better.
But doctors worry that medications for ADHD and other similar medications might be overly prescribed.
There is no definitive test for the for the disorder.