The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise. According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of cases has increased from 7.8 percent diagnosed in 2003 to 11 percent diagnosed in 2011.
So, what are parents of kids with ADHD to do? The CDC says more than ever, parents are turning to medication. Medication treatment for ADHD has increased 28 percent, from 4.8 percent in 2007 to 6.1 percent in 2011.
Children’s National Health System’s Jay Salpekar, MD, director of the ADHD Clinic
, said a combination of therapy, education, behavior modification, plus medicine is the best way to treat ADHD.
Watch Dr. Salpekar’s video explaining the signs, symptoms, and solutions of ADHD.