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Study shows ADHD is on the rise in children across the nation

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A new study shows "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" or ADHD rates in children are on the rise, causing concern among some parents in the Panhandle.

But Pediatrician Cynthia Guerue says that study is misleading.

She says the amount of children diagnosed with ADHD hasn't changed, we just have better technology and have become more aware of the condition.

Guerue says common symptoms of ADHD include difficulty paying attention and hyperactivity.

She says parents and teachers are more aware of what to look for and how to treat it.

"So there aren't necessarily more children with the illness, it just means that more are getting diagnosed and treatment," says Guerue.

Guerue says many children have thrived after being treated for ADHD and are since doing much better in school.

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