A True ADHD Epidemic or an Epidemic of Overdiagnosis?

 ADHD in the News 2015-08-04

In 2011, the CDC reported that the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children ages 4 to 17 years was 11%, with 6.4 million children diagnosed with ADHD and 4.2 million taking psychostimulants. These findings represent a dramatic increase from more than 30 years ago, when the rate of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was estimated at between 3% and 5%...I believe that this dramatic increase in ADHD diagnoses is caused by two factors