Adults overdiagnosed, overprescribed for ADD/ADHD?
McGill University researchers are sounding the alarm about a worriesome tendancy when it comes to diagnoses of and prescriptions for attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Le Devoir reports that Quebec health insurance numbers suggest the number of adults being treated for ADHD is more than 25 times higher than back in 1996 and adults are consuming nearly 40% of stimulant medications prescribed in the province. A study by McGill researchers Joel Paris and Brett Thombs says it's observed the same trend in the US and UK.
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