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Current State of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Community Education at Pulse Uniform | Community Education Pulse Uniform

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ADHD Facts

  • ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and
    can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. The
    average age of onset is 7 years old.
  • The American Psychiatric Association (APA) states in
    the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
    (DSM-5) that 5% of children have ADHD. However, studies
    in the US have estimated higher rates in community samples.
  • As of 2011, approximately 11% of children 4-17 years
    of age have been diagnosed with ADHD. Boys were affected
    more likely than girls.
  • Prevalence of ADHD diagnosis varied substantially by
    state: 5.6% in Nevada (lowest) and 18.7% in Kentucky (highest).
  • On average, there are 1-3 children who have ADHD in
    every classroom of 30 students, and the rate of their emotional
    development with ADHD is 30% slower than their non-ADHD
    peers. These children were also more likely to have major
    injuries, hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient or emergency
    department admission.
  • 65% of children with ADHD have problems with defiance,
    non-compliance and other problems with authority figures.
    Accordingly, 25% of students with ADHD have other serious
    learning problems in one or more areas such as oral expression,
    listening skills, reading comprehension and math.
  • 21% of teens with ADHD skip school repeatedly, 35% eventually
    drop out of school, 45% have been suspended and 30% have
    failed or had to repeat a year of school.
  • Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed
    with ADHD is increasing, but it is unclear why.