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Old 08-24-17, 07:32 PM
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Re: Mild AD(H)D, Moderate AD(H)D and Severe AD(H)D

Originally Posted by Lunacie View Post
I'm not sure what you're asking here.

Mild and moderate may not have been diagnosed in the past.
Inattentive types might not have been diagnosed in the past.
Girls/women often were not diagnosed in the past.

Now that these types of adhd are recognized the overall rate of diagnosis is
higher. That makes sense to me.
What percent of the population has AD(H)D, in your opinion?

The percent of children estimated to have ADHD has changed over time and can vary by how it is measured. The American Psychiatric Association states in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5, 2013) that 5% of children have ADHD1. However, other studies in the US have estimated higher rates in community samples.

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