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ADDitude Magazine at 25: Giant Strides — and More to Go

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February 7, 2023Nearly three decades ago, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and rarely discussed.

There was strong resistance, if not outright skepticism, to the notion that ADHD was a “real” disorder. Today, ADHD is the most common mental health diagnosis among children.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 million Americans aged 3 to 17 have ADHD — nearly 10% of that population.1It might not surprise you to learn that it was a devoted mother who helped to create public awareness — through the pages of ADDitude — that this neurodevelopmental disorder needed and deserved understanding and appropriate treatment.

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