In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5 percent. How has the epidemic of ADHD—firmly established in the U.S.—almost completely passed over children in France? Click to read more.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Definition. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) begins and is most often diagnosed in childhood. Some people are not diagnosed until adulthood, but, as they look back, they can document symptoms starting before age seven (Hallowell & Ratey, 1994).
Evelyn Schmechtig Cochran