“Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the New York Times reported today on its front page. The figures represent a 53% rise in the past decade, with the prospect of a continued rise as the diagnostic criteria for A.D.H.D. is loosened with the publication of DSM 5.
Of further interest:
Our kids are on too many drugs — and the drug companies win (Salon)