What if your son or daughter has ADHD?
A new study suggests you can use your smartphone or tablet to check for it.
The problem is, there’s not a lot of information out there on the topic.
The Center for Addiction and Mental Health’s ADHD and the Media Center released a study last week that found the average American kid has ADHD by age 6.
And while most experts agree that the condition is treatable with medication, there is a stigma attached to it that has left many parents confused and discouraged.
The study, published in the journal Child Neuropsychology, looked at the prevalence of ADHD among children and their parents.
The researchers compared data from children ages 6 to 15 who were diagnosed with ADHD at ages 9, 11, 13, 16 and 18.
The researchers found that between the ages of 9 and 11, the prevalence rate for ADHD among American kids was nearly three times higher than for other children.
By age 13, the rate had increased to four times the national average.
The most common symptoms of ADHD were impulsivity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and hyperactivity.
It was the latter, the researchers say, that was most common.
In addition, kids who reported ADHD tended to have a poorer academic record.
In addition to finding a higher rate of ADHD in American kids, the study found that American kids also had significantly more children with ADHD who were being diagnosed than the national averages.
And the higher the national rates, the more kids with ADHD were being hospitalized.
But, for some parents, the stigma surrounding ADHD doesn’t really cut it.
In a letter to TODAY, Karen Smith, a mom from Texas, wrote that she feels stigmatized when her son is diagnosed with the condition.
She said her son’s diagnosis of ADHD has made her realize that she can’t always trust her son with his own behavior.
“My husband and I have been struggling for years with this.
When my son was diagnosed, we knew he had ADHD.
Now we know he has it,” Smith wrote.
“His diagnosis has made me realize that I need to make sure he knows that he can’t make my kids do things that they don’t want to do.
And that he needs to know that I understand that he’s not alone in his struggles.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ADHD is the third most common diagnosis in children.
The majority of people diagnosed with it are in the first years of life.
According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Prevention , one in every 3 children in the United States has a diagnosis of ADD.
Children with ADHD have been linked to increased risk of mood disorders and conduct problems, such as impulsivity and hyperactive behavior.
According for the Centers of Disease Control, ADHD may also be associated with poorer academic performance.
In fact, according to a 2014 study from the CDC, ADHD was linked to higher rates of absenteeism, absenteeism from school, school dropout, and absenteeism for children with a diagnosis.
The study also found that kids with diagnosed ADHD were at increased risk for poor grades, lower academic performance and increased rates of delinquency.
The Center for Education Policy and Research has been working on a similar study on the effects of ADHD diagnosis on students.
However, the findings from the new study don’t necessarily mean that ADHD is completely treatable, says Laura K. Miller, Ph.
D., the executive director of the Center’s Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Health and a psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Miller said that even if the results don’t prove ADHD is treatible, the new data does provide an indication that more research needs to be done on the condition before we can say that it is fully treatable.
“It’s important to note that while ADHD may not be treatable for some people, there may be other treatments for those people,” Miller said.
One potential therapy for ADHD is cognitive behavioral therapy.
CBT is a combination of psychotherapy and mindfulness.
According the Center, cognitive behavioral therapies have been shown to have positive effects on children with attention deficit disorder, but it can also cause harm to children who are not diagnosed.
Miller says that, although the study didn’t look at ADHD specifically, she believes the research has been useful for other parents who want to improve their child’s academic performance, as well as to other families with children with developmental disabilities.
The Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention is also studying the effectiveness of CBT and other therapies.
A study published last year by the same group found that CBT helped reduce anxiety and depression, anxiety and substance use problems, and increased cognitive functioning in children with mild to moderate ADHD.