ADHD http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Are Missouri Children Over-Diagnosed With ADHD? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-missouri-children-over-diagnosed-adhd <p>Medication is often a routine treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).</p><p>A recently released <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/12_0073.htm">report by the Centers for Disease Control</a> shows nearly 9 percent of Missouri’s children are diagnosed with ADHD and that about 80 percent of them receive prescription medication for the behavioral disorder, a rate second only to Mississippi.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:14:30 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 24858 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are Missouri Children Over-Diagnosed With ADHD?