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
The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today’s Push for Performance by Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler (Oxford, New York, 2014) is the most recent best survey of the ADHD/medication “scene” to be published recently. The authors truly see ADHD as a neurological isse but defined with different contexts as problems. They bring full circle back to the academic mainstream thinking of ADHD as a biopsychosocial disorder (something I stated quite clearly sixteen years ago in Running on Ritalin). It would have been nice to received a little bit of credit but that takes nothing away from the importance of this book as an up to date exploration of the ADHD phenomenon in America today.Read More