A global surge in ADHD diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine

Sorry, guys…I’ve been busy working and on a couple of other projects.  I’ll be back in person tomorrow, with luck.

In the meantime:

Many websites promoting ADHD drugs offer checklists with questions like these:

  • Do you fidget a lot?
  • Is it hard for you to concentrate?
  • Are you disorganized at work and home?
  • Do you start projects and then abandon them?

    “These checklists turn all kinds of different behaviors into medical problems,” Conrad says. “The checklists don’t distinguish what is part of the human condition and what is a disease.”

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/bu-ags111814.php

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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