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Impact of ADHD and Other Mental Conditions
Data from a community study show that children with ADHD and other conditions are more likely to have problems with friendships and to get into trouble in school or with the police.
(Published November 25, 2015)

How US Children are Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The first national study presenting greater detail on how ADHD diagnoses take place among a representative sample of children who have ADHD, as described by their parents.
(Published September 3, 2015)

Medication and Behavioral Therapy for ADHD
Patterns of ADHD treatment among children with special health care needs, 2009-10.
(Published April 1, 2015)

Estimates of ADHD Change Depending on Which ADHD Criteria Are Applied
Using more criteria for ADHD decreases the percentage of children who fit the diagnosis.
(Published November 11, 2014)

Persistence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms
Data from a community sample show that certain ADHD symptoms can often last into adolescence.
(Published July 3, 2014)

Trends in ADHD Diagnosis and Medication Treatment 2003-2011
Data on trends and age of diagnosis across 3 survey time points.
(Published November 22, 2013)

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

ADHD Prevalence in Two Communities
ADHD diagnosis and treatment in a study of children in two school-based samples.
(Published: September 11, 2012)

Behavior Therapy First for Young Children with ADHD
Learn about using parent behavior therapy first to help young children with ADHD.
(Published: October 12, 2015)

Smoking in Pregnancy: A Possible Risk for ADHD
CDC looked at any association between smoking during pregnancy and ADHD.
(Published: October 10, 2014)

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: 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)

 

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Demographic Differences Among a National Sample of US Youth With Behavioral Disorders
Clinical Pediatrics, published online December 23, 2015 DOI: 10.1177/0009922815623229
Susanna N. Visser, Emily L. Deubler, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Joseph R. Holbrook, and Melissa L. Danielson,
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ADHD and psychiatric comorbidity: Functional outcomes in a school-based sample of children.
Journal of Attention Disorders. Published online November 25, 2015 DOI: 10.1177/1087054715613437
Stephen P. Cuffe, Susanna N. Visser, Joseph R. Holbrook, Melissa L. Danielson, Lorie L. Geryk, Mark L. Wolraich, Robert E. McKeown
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The association between youth violence exposure and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in a sample of fifth-graders.
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol 85(5), Sep 2015, 504-513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000081
Terri Lewis, David C. Schwebel, Marc N. Elliott, Susanna N. Visser, Sara L. Toomey, Katie A. McLaughlin, Paula Cuccaro, Susan Tortolero Emery, Stephen W. Banspach, Mark A. Schuster.
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Diagnostic experiences of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
National Health Statistics Report, 81, 1-7, published online September 3, 2015
Susanna N. Visser, Benjaming Zablotsky, Joseph R. Holbrook, Melissa L. Danielson, & Rebecca H. Bitsko
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Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among Children with Special Health Care Needs
Journal of Pediatrics published online April 1, 2015, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.02.018
Susanna N. Visser, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa L. Danielson, Reem M. Gandhour, Stephen J. Blumberg, Laura Schieve, Joseph R. Holbrook, Mark L. Wolraich,  Stephen P. Cuffe.
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Student-Perceived School Climate Is Associated With ADHD Medication Treatment Among Adolescents in Medicaid
Journal of Attention Disorders published online February 20, 2015 DOI: 10.1177/1087054715569601
Susanna N. Visser, Dennis Kramer, Angela B. Snyder, Joyce Sebian, Garry McGiboney, Arden Handler
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The impact of case definition on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder prevalence estimates.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; 2015, 54(1): 53–61.
Robert E. McKeown, Joseph R. Holbrook, Melissa L. Danielson, Stephen P. Cuffe, Mark L. Wolraich, Susanna N. Visser
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Persistence 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.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;  2014,53(1):34–46.e2.
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. October 2014; 18 (7), 563-575. 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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