A different perspective on why prescriptions of ADHD drugs have soared

 ADHD in the News 2015-12-15

Media reports on the subject have often adopted a position of over diagnosis and over prescribing but the evidence does not stack up. UK health watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence estimates that ADHD affects 5% of the childhood population, yet diagnostic prevalence fluctuates between 3% and 5% depending on which part of the UK you live, and prescribing rates differ significantly across England and Wales.