Merck Manuals Survey Reveals 70% of Americans Think ADHD is Over-Diagnosed in Today’s Culture

 ADHD in the News 2019-09-05

More than half of Americans (52%) say they personally know someone who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent survey from the Merck in 10 Americans overall (70%) somewhat or strongly agree that ADHD is over-diagnosed in today's culture. Moreover, 30% of Americans believe that prescription medication is the only way to manage ADHD in children.