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Are boys diagnosed with ADHD more than girls?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More than 10 percent of school-age boys have been diagnosed. Fewer than 6 percent of school-age girls have been diagnosed.

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