ADD http://wrvo.org en More ADHD diagnoses mean more kids on medication http://wrvo.org/post/more-adhd-diagnoses-mean-more-kids-medication <p>Some kids have short attention spans, and can act hyper or impulsive. But do these kids all need to be medicated? Today, 3.5 million children in the United States are on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Alan Schwarz, a writer for The New York Times who has reported extensively on ADHD, discusses the rise of ADHD diagnoses in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, but according to Schwarz, some of them may be misdiagnoses.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Alan Schwarz.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 53725 at http://wrvo.org More ADHD diagnoses mean more kids on medication ADHD diagnoses rising, potentially misdiagnosed often http://wrvo.org/post/adhd-diagnoses-rising-potentially-misdiagnosed-often <p></p><p>Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have been rising for the past 20 years. Today, 3.5 million children in the United States are on medication for the disorder. This week on WRVO’s health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Alan Schwarz, a writer for The New York Times who has reported extensively on ADHD. Schwarz discusses the rise of ADHD and how it is likely being over diagnosed.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 53599 at http://wrvo.org