Most Googled Health Disorders
12 September

ADHD, syphilis and AIDS are most googled health searches in U.S.

Category: Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd

What medical concern has Texans turning to the internet for answers? That would be Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Because of Google, there is a wealth of information – some good, some not-so-good – on whatever ailment you may have. Medical Health Plans—a site devoted to researching consumer health insurance—put together a list of the most searched health conditions in each state.

Texas joins eight other states in which the top searches for 2018 were ADHD. That made the condition the most Googled ailment on the list. ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children.

The Centers for Disease Control finds that 11% of kids between the ages of two and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Symptoms can include a lack of focus, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. We wrote about it here last year.

According to Medical Health Plans, the conditions that came in second and third place, respectively, were syphilis in six states and HIV/AIDS in four.

While searching for an online diagnosis can answer some medical questions you may have, regular wellness checks and consulting with your doctor are still the best ways to deal with any health concerns.