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Wellness Wednesday - Are you living with OCD or ADHD?

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Wellness Wednesday is back on the Brian The Hammer Show and this week Brian welcomes back the President of Matrix Integrated Health Specialists, Liz Law.

This weeks Topic: OCD & ADD

-Approximately 2.3% of the population between ages 18-54 suffers from OCD, which out ranks mental disorders such as: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder or Panic Disorder.

In the U.S. approximately 3.3 million people have OCD of which you have 0.3 to 1% of pediatric population and 2% of adult population. So about 1 out of 200 adults have OCD and twice as many have had OCD at 1 point or another in their life.

-In the United States The American Psychiatric Association states in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) that 3%-7% of school aged children have ADHD1. However, studies have estimated higher rates in community samples

Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006 and an average of 5.5% per year from 2003 to 2007.

Boys (13.2%) were more likely than girls (5.6%) to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.

Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased at a greater rate among older teens as compared to younger children.

The highest rates of parent-reported ADHD diagnosis were noted among children covered by Medicaid and Multiracial children.

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