Rates of ADHD diagnosis among U.S. adults are on the rise

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More and more adults are getting diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a study released Friday.

The rate of adults facing an ADHD diagnosis has climbed significantly over the last decade. In fact, 43% more adults were diagnosed with the disorder over the 10-year period.

The study’s senior author says it’s likely the clinical community now realizes ADHD isn’t just a childhood issue and says the rise in cases is because it’s being diagnosed more often, not because cases are increasing.

The study didn’t examine what happened after an adult was diagnosed with an attention disorder.

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