Apr 18, 2014 fbook icon twitter icon rss icon

Is ADHD/ADD Overdiagnosed in America?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, five percent of American children have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, prompting thousands of children to take medications like Ritalin and Adderall. Some parents and health professionals worry that we’re too quickly diagnosing our youngest patients, but for others a diagnosis has provided much needed help for their struggling children. Has the boom in ADD/ADHD made our children healthier, or only over-medicated them?