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What Causes the Rise of ADHD in Children?

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 According to a 2010 US government survey, 1 in 10 American children now has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-a 22 percent increase from 2003.

 ADHD makes it hard for children to pay attention and control impulsive behavior, and an increasing number of older children, including high school students, are now being labeled as having ADHD. Adult ADHD is also becoming more prevalent.

 As reported by the Las Vegas Guardian Express, nearly 11 percent of American kids are labeled with the disorder. More than twice as many boys are diagnosed with ADHD than girls-one in five, compared to one in 11. The featured article speculates about the cause behind these rising numbers.

 Some experts feel the increase could be due to increased awareness and better diagnosis, but I think you'll find it interesting that this trend also coincides with increased prevalence of the pervasive weed killer, glyphosate, in the American food supply.

 There's also plenty of room for overdiagnosis. In fact, an ADHD diagnosis is often made on the subjective observations of teachers or guardians, based on signs that nearly every child will display at some point. Aggravating factors, such as diet or home environment, are oftentimes overlooked entirely.

 The featured article actually points out some interesting correlations between ADHD diagnoses and changes to the American educational system that might help explain how, if not why, so many children are misdiagnosed or flat out falsely diagnosed.


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