Monday, November 29, 2010
Are drug companies too eager to medicate children?
Are drug companies too eager to medicate children? | citizen-times.com | Asheville Citizen-Times: "It was disturbing to read about the dramatic increase in diagnosed cases of ADHD in N.C. between 2003 and 2007 (“Cases of ADHD rocket in state,” AC-T, Nov. 20). This huge increase in such a short time frame seems inexplicable. In the mid-1990s, there was an explosion in the number of people diagnosed with ADHD once adults were included and the inattentive type of ADHD recognized. Expansion in diagnostic criteria and several popular books like “Driven to Distraction” and “Out of the Fog” increased public awareness of this disorder."