"The authors [of the study] speculate that 'better detection of underlying ADHD, due to increased health education and awareness efforts' may be the reason for the increase of ADHD diagnoses among American children."
BETTER RECOGNITION?? REALLY?!? A story in the New York Times by Alan Schwarz on December 14, 2013 had a far more reasonable explanation. It said that even the person most responsible for recognition of ADHD in children, Keith Conners, questioned the rising rates of diagnosis and called them “a national disaster of dangerous proportions.”
|Keith Connors, Ph.D.|