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Does ADHD really affect 7% of kids worldwide?

A new study suggests that 7% of kids worldwide may have ADHD and that the statistic could be used to estimate whether or not ADHD is being properly diagnosed in communities, towns and countries.

1 in 10 US kids has ADHD

A new study indicates that 1 in 10 children have ADHD with boys being twice as likely as girls to suffer from the disorder.

SA has one of the highest prescription rates for ADHD medication

South Africa has one of the highest rates of prescribing ADHD medication for children in the world. Instead, more focus should be placed on investigating the behaviour of the child and attempting to correct symptoms through lifestyle and dietary changes.

Many kids on antipsychotics for ADHD

Use of powerful antipsychotic medications to control youngsters with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behaviour problems has skyrocketed in recent years, a new study finds.

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Delia Strondl is a Registered Career Counsellor focusing on both school readiness and career counselling. She achieved her honours in Psychology and completed a career counselling internship. Since then, she has been working with children with a variety of learning difficulties including ADHD and Cerebral Palsy. Read more

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