How common is ADHD in India?


The prevalence of ADHD in India is not well-established and varies widely depending on the study and population sample. However, some studies suggest that ADHD is becoming more prevalent in India, particularly in urban areas.

One study published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry in 2018 estimated the prevalence of ADHD in children aged 5-15 years in India to be around 5.8%. Another study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders in 2020 found a prevalence of 7.06% in school-going children in South India.

However, it is important to note that the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in India may be influenced by cultural and societal factors, and there may be a lack of awareness and understanding of the condition. Additionally, many individuals with ADHD may go undiagnosed and untreated due to stigma and lack of access to healthcare services.

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