ADHD and Our Children
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and our children.
Drawing of a doctor beside the text 6.4 million diagnosed.
In 2011-12, 6.4 million U.S. children (11% of all 4-17 year olds) had been diagnosed with ADHD by a healthcare provider at some point in their lives.*
Drawing of a child’s head alongside medication pills and the text 3.5 million taking medication.
In 2011-12, 3.5 million U.S. children (6% of all 4-17 year olds) were taking medication for ADHD.*
*These reports are from a survey of parents of children 4-17 years of age.
If you have concerns about your child and ADHD, complete a checklist about their behavior and bring it to your child’s healthcare provider: www.cdc.gov/adhd.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Page last reviewed: June 5, 2017
- Page last updated: June 5, 2017
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