Gretchen LeFever Watson, a clinical psychologist, connects the US opioid crisis to the overdiagnosis of ADHD in a guest editorial for The Virginian Pilot. “The manufacturers of ADHD drugs have financed a network of psychiatrists, psychologists and pediatricians to legitimize ever-expanding rates of ADHD treatment,” she writes. “They have done so by spreading well-rehearsed lies and vengeful attacks against professionals who dare to expose realities that conflict with industry profit motives —motives that contribute billions to drug company coffers each year.”
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