By the numbers
The average age of ADHD diagnosis, according
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The percentage of U.S. children who take
medication for ADHD, according to CDC.
The percentage of children treated with
medication who also receive psychotherapy,
according to a study of 300,000 U.S. children
with private insurance, published in JAMA
Pediatrics. The researchers also found that this
percentage varied widely across the country.
The increased risk of premature death among
people with ADHD, according to a study of
nearly 2 million people, including more than
32,000 with ADHD, published in The Lancet.
The increase was mainly driven by deaths from
accidents, the researchers found. They also
emphasized that the absolute risk of premature
death was still low.
The share of college students who misuse
stimulant drugs commonly prescribed for
ADHD in an effort to boost their academic
performance, according to a meta-analysis in
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.