August 30, 2010
ADHD Diagnosed in Youngest Children
An article recently published in the Globe and Mail (August 17/10 online and August 18/10 in print) stated that “the youngest children in a kindergarten class are much more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder than their oldest peers”.
Seeing that the ADHD rates in Canada are close to the United States, the short online summaries of the studies (links found below) may be of interest to you. The first study is written by Melinda S. Morrill, North Carolina State University; William N. Evans, University of Notre Dame; and Stephen T. Parents, University of Minnesota. This article includes a link that will take you to a former study done by Todd Elder, assistant professor of economics and lead author of the University of Michigan study. Also, for further reading, the last link is to a news story that was published by CBC August 17, 2010.
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