Miguel Juancho “MJ” Fernandez is Communications and Special Projects Department at Makati Medical Center in the Philippines.
The US Census Bureau estimates that roughly 7.2% of children worldwide have ADHD, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finding that boys are more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder than girls.
What makes this disorder hard to diagnose is distinguishing its symptoms from typical habit patterns in kids. After all, children are typically loud, active, and have short attention spans. The key is being able to draw the line between the two.