Prescriptions rise for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD, is a chronic condition affecting millions of children. ADHD is three times more common in boys than girls. The symptoms include:{} hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and difficulty focusing.

Often, drugs are prescribed. A new study finds that is truer than ever! According to an article in the journal Pediatrics although pediatric prescriptions for antibiotics have been declining, prescriptions for ADHD increase by 46% from 2002 to 2010. The increase represents 800,000 new prescriptions a year.