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Persistence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms
New report  finding that certain ADHD symptoms can often last into adolescence.
(Published July 3, 2014)

ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment 2003-2011
New data on trends and age of diagnosis.
(Published November 22, 2013)

Key Findings: ADHD Diagnosis
Parent report is a valid measure of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis.
(Published: May 14, 2013)

Medication and ADHD 2007-2008
Parent-reported medication rates for ADHD, nationally and by state.
(Published: September 13, 2012)

ADHD Prevalence in Two Communities
The prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: its diagnosis and treatment in a community based epidemologic study.
(Published: September 11, 2012)

Feature Articles

ADHD: Keeping Track of the Numbers
Discover how CDC’s latest research helps us all understand how ADHD impacts children and families.
(Published: November 22, 2013)

ADHD
October is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month.
(Published: October 25, 2013)

ADHD: Current Research
Project to Learn About ADHD in Youth (PLAY)
(Published: October 9, 2012)

ADHD is Increasing
Nearly one in ten school-age children have an ADHD diagnosis.
(Published: August 14, 2012)

ADHD: Resources are Available
Rates of ADHD are on the rise, but resources are available!
(Published: September 13, 2011)

Is it ADHD?
Learn about the symptoms of ADHD.
(Published: September 2, 2010)

 

 

Scientific Articles


* These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published

PublicationsPersistence of Parent-Reported ADHD Symptoms From Childhood Through Adolescence in a Community Sample.
Journal of Attention Disorders published online 3 July 2014 DOI: 10.1177/1087054714539997
Joseph R. Holbrook, Steven P.  Cuffe ,  Bo Cai, Susanna N. Visser, Melinda S. Forthofer, Matteo Bottai, Andrew Ortaglia, Robert E. McKeown
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Trends in the Parent-Report of Health Care Provider-Diagnosed and Medicated ADHD Disorder: United States, 2003—2011.        
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013  [published online November 22] doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.09.001.   
Susanna N. Visser, Melissa L. Danielson, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Joseph R. Holbrook, Michael D. Kogan, Reem M. Ghandour, Ruth Perou, Stephen J. Blumberg
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Convergent validity of parent-reported attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis: A cross-study comparison.
JAMA Pediatrics 2013; 1-2. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2364
Susanna N. Visser, Melissa L. Danielson, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Ruth Perou, Stephen J. Blumberg  
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State-Based and Demographic Variation in Parent-Reported Medication Rates for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 2007–2008
Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013;10:20073. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.120073
Susanna N. Visser, Stephen J. Blumberg, Melissa L. Danielson, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Michael D. Kogan
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The prevalence of ADHD: Its diagnosis and treatment in four school districts across two states
Journal of Attention Disorders. Published online 5 September 2012. DOI: 10.1177/1087054712453169.
Mark L. Wolraich, Robert E. McKeown, Susanna N. Visser, David Bard, Steven Cuffe, Barbara Neas Lorie L. Geryk, Melissa Doffing, Matteo Bottai, Ann J. Abramowitz, Laoma Beck, Joseph R. Holbrook, Melissa Danielson
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Increasing Prevalence of Parent-Reported Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children - United States, 2003 and 2007
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR); November 12, 2010 / 59(44);1439-1443
CDC
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Unmet Health Care Needs Among CSHCN With Neurologic Conditions
Rebecca H. Bitsko,  Susanna N. Visser, Laura A. Schieve, Danielle S. Ross, David J. Thurman, Ruth Perou
Pediatrics, 2009; 124 Suppl. 4; pp. S343 -S351. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2009-1255D
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Diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disability: United States, 2004-2006
Vital and Health Statistics; July 2008; Series 10, Number 237
CDC
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Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2006
Vital and Health Statistics; September 2007; Series 10 Number 234, Appendix III, Table VI
CDC
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National Estimates and Factors Associated With Medication Treatment for Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Pediatrics; Vol. 119 Supplement February 2007, pp. S99-S106
Susanna N. Visser, MS, Catherine A. Lesesne, PhD, MPH and Ruth Perou, PhD
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Mental Health in the United States: Prevalence of Diagnosis and Medication Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder --- United States, 2003
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; September 2, 2005; 54(34); 842-847
CDC
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in School-Aged Children: Association with Maternal Mental Health and use of Health Care Resources
Pediatrics; 2003; 111:S1232-1237
Lesesne CA, Visser SN, White CP
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The Epidemiology of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Public Health View
Mental Retardation Developmental Disability Research Review; 2002; 8:162-170
Rowland AS, Lesesne CA, Abramowitz AJ
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