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More children being treated for ADHD

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD is a chronic condition that affects millions of children.  It is three times more common in boys than girls.

The symptoms include: hyperactivity, impulsive behavior and difficulty focusing.

Drugs are often prescribed, and a new study finds that's truer than ever.  According to an article in the journal Pediatrics, although pediatric prescriptions have been declining, prescriptions for ADHD increased by 46% from 2002 to 2010.

That's about 800,000 new prescriptions a year.