6 Million Visits for ADHD by U.S. Kids Each Year
Office visits during 2012-2013 by children with a primary diagnosis of ADHD reached an annual average of 6.1 million, equating to a rate of 105 per 1,000 children ages 4 to 17, data from a large federal survey indicated. The majority of these visits were not with a psychiatrist: 48% were performed by pediatricians and 12% by family practitioners. Only slightly more than a third of visits (36%) were with psychiatrists.