“Most mental health problems are formally identified according to an assessment of clinical symptoms, rather than by taking blood tests, scans, etc. As such, particular care in arriving at a diagnosis is required if these or similar symptoms can to some extent occur in the general population. Such symptoms may of course be influenced by societal factors, which would be less likely with physical health problems and it is probably safe to say that we have now reached a consensus that genes, personal circumstances and the environment each play a part in the manifestation of most psychiatric disorders. Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler in The ADHD Explosion focus on the contentious issues surrounding this particular condition, particularly those to do with recognition and treatment.”Read More
The sales of ADHD prescription medication are increasing rapidly and are expected to grow by another 13 percent this year alone. According to IBIS World, a new report shows ADHD medication has skyrocketed since 2010, and will continue to grow at an annualized rate of 6 percent per year, bringing in $17.5 billion by the […]Read More
Lawrence Diller states that the ADHD Explosion “is simply the best book in the last 15 years to describe the social phenomenon we call ADHD”.Read More
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is among our most controversial disorders. Is it really a disorder or a function of schools’ inadequate response to active kids’ needs? Is the increase in prescribing stimulant drugs for ADHD mainly because it’s helpful or because drug companies are pushing it?
Stephen Hinshaw is an authoritative voice on ADHD. He’s Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, Vice-Chair of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and co-author with Richard Scheffler of The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance.Read More