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Statistics regarding ADHD cases in the Philippines

Requested from DOH by M. TORIO at 09:34 PM on Mar 20, 2022.
Purpose: For research purposes
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2020 - 01/01/2021
Tracking no: #DOH-224228353894

TORIO 09:34 PM, Mar 20, 2022


My name is Kit Torio and I am a graduate student studying developmental psychopathology in ADMU. 

I would like to request for the data regarding the number of ADHD cases in the Philippines for 2020-2021; with the age and gender of the reported cases. 

Thank you very much! I hope you can help me with my research.

Receiving Officer 08:03 AM, Mar 21, 2022

March 21, 2022


Thank you for your request dated Mar 20, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Statistics regarding ADHD cases in the Philippines.

We received your request on Mar 20, 2022 and will respond on or before Apr 08, 2022 09:34:28 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #DOH-224228353894.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

March 21, 2022



Thank you for your request dated Mar 20, 2022 09:34:28 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Statistics regarding ADHD cases in the Philippines.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. Although ADHD can cause disability to an individual, there shall be a proper diagnosis by an attending physician or a psychiatrist to be included in the Philippine Registry for Persons with Disabilities (PRPWD). With the present version of the registry, the data being collected are only specific to the type of disability (e.g. intellectual, mental, psychosocial, etc.) and cause of disability (e.g. acquired, chronic illness, cancer, rare disease, etc.). The PRPWD doesn't have the feature to filter data specific to ADHD alone more so other specific disorders or diseases that led to disabilities otherwise included in the mentioned specific cause of disability. The Department doesn't have a registry for ADHD cases in the country.

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