Who Is Diagnosing All These Kids With ADHD?

 ADHD in the News 2015-11-17

Approximately 11% of US children receive a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the prevalence of the condition has been increasing in recent decades. Although professional organization guidelines[1] exist and outline specific criteria that should be met to make the diagnosis of ADHD, the extent to which diagnostic criteria are followed and who diagnoses ADHD in children are not clear.