By Rachel Bluth

August 31, 2018

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The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder(ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase
during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday.

The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better
access to health insurance and mental health treatment through the
Affordable Care Act might have played some role in the increase. The rate of
diagnosis during that time period doubled in girls, although it was still
much lower than in boys.