The ADHD Epidemic in America

@article{Stolzer2007TheAE,
  title={The ADHD Epidemic in America},
  author={Jeanne M. Stolzer},
  journal={Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={109 - 116}
}
  • J. Stolzer
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Psychology
  • Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry
Over the last decade, ADHD diagnoses have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Behaviors that were once considered normal range are now currently defined as pathological by those with a vested interest in promoting the widespread use of psychotropic drugs in child and adolescent populations. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed “mental illness” in children in the United States today, and approximately 99% of children diagnosed as ADHD are… 

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