Is the number of children with ADHD in UK schools increasing? ADHD seems to be something of a buzz-word in the press: we have been told that being overweight, taking paracetamol or having a diet high in fat and sugar during pregnancy all increase the likelihood of your child having ADHD. Food additives, fizzy drinks, and video game playing have all been claimed to contribute to the rising ADHD rates in children.
But are prevalence rates of ADHD really on the rise in the UK? The CEN Neurohit-Neuromyth Team investigates.