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Why are clinic referrals for ADHD on the rise?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis given to people who have challenges with inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, ADHD affects about three to four in every 100 adults. ADHD is more commonly diagnosed in boys than in girls. However, in adults the diagnosis of ADHD in men and women is more equal. This might be because, as children, boys are more likely to show hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, which are more noticeable. The past couple of decades have seen a continuous increase in diagnoses and prescriptions for ADHD medication and a recent investigation revealed that children with suspected


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