By Lawrence Diller
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.
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