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-- shocking new report by the CDC says nearly one in five high school age boys in the US are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
But there are still many myths about ADHD adhere to debunk some of them.
Is doctor Marc Siegel of the fox medical eighteen.
And some of them he will actually not to box so let's go ahead number one ADHD is easy to diagnose is that true -- false.
That's actually fiction petty and it's a very difficult diagnosis to make it involves hyper activity.
Impulsive and this and inattention in varying forms they can take six months to diagnose it.
You have to observe a child in many different areas at work.
At school at home at play and even then this is why it's often over diagnosed and under diagnosed was the right people aren't always the one that ones that are looking.
And one study showed that the youngest kids in a class are are much more likely to be diagnosed and the oldest kids in the same class of some of it's immaturity with some kids.
Very tricky absolutely that may outgrow it and boys are way over diagnosed because they're more restless they're looking out at the spring -- wanna play baseball -- -- -- number two only kids had ADHD.
That's actually fiction to adults can have ADHD one out of ten kids have been diagnosed with a but 4% of adults now.
Adults may have actually how did -- -- as kids but been messed.
And they they fell through the cracks in -- they're diagnosed as adults.
Or they could develop it later on but absolutely a problem for adults as well as -- -- figured out when their kids are diagnosed in the -- that's actually true that's been started.
Yeah well some kids outgrow ADHD is this true that's true.
But about 70% don't 70% continue to have -- as adults but about 30% to outgrow it and some of that it's for the reasons you were saying before.
They may mature at different rates they may have a period of inattentive -- a period of hyperactivity.
That they then come down and out grow as their brain matures -- all right big controversial one here medication.
Can it cure ADHD.
That's fiction petty and it can't cure ADHD what it does -- Help children with ADHD and adults cope better helps them to focus better helps them to perform better on tests and to behave better now of course.
That's one of the reasons it's over diagnosed as you could give someone medication.
They perform better on -- -- you say there.
I proved that you had ADHD but you didn't actually prove it and the flip side is that these medications may have side effects and long term implications even when you're off of.
Absolutely and we don't know all the long term implications but look they're very helpful for a large group as well.
Now all right the last one kids with ADHD are always hyper is that factor fiction that's a very important fiction to know there's a couple of different kinds of be the HD one -- the hyperactivity impulsivity kind.
Where you are very hyper the other one is just we -- simply in the -- of a child can be in class not paying attention but very calm and quiet and they might get messed.
And then there's a third type which is a mixture of these symptoms -- you have to be on the -- For children that aren't focusing not just ones that are hyper and all right interesting a lot more still to figure out about ADHD experts have to be the ones to do it -- that's the main thing you have -- doctor -- singles -- team thank you as always.
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