Thursday, November 27, 2014

Marketing rather than medicine may have led to a global surge in ADHD diagnosis

Marketing rather than medicine may have led to a global surge in ADHD diagnosis


"....You can't catch attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet the diagnosis and treatment of this behavioral condition is spreading like a contagion -- surging as much as tenfold in some countries.
Call it an economic and cultural plague, but not necessarily a medical one, says Brandeis professor Peter Conrad. In a recent paper in the journal Social Science and Medicine, Conrad and coauthor Meredith Bergey examined the growth of ADHD in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Brazil....."
Comment: Read more by clicking the title above. Abstract of article here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953614006650



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