have Risen 46%:
Big Pharma better at Pushing its Drugs?
Death and Taxes website:
June 20, 2012
The perception over the last two
decades has unequivocally been—at least
amongst medical professionals,
pharmaceutical companies, teachers and
parents—that children have grown ever more
hyperactive and unable to pay attention. Or,
at the very least, many millions of
Americans are going undiagnosed every year.
The recent FDA study into the 46% rise in
ADHD prescription would seem to support this
Psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies
say it’s simply a matter of misfiring brain
chemistry, not other factors such as bad
parenting (no basic rules or punishment),
occasional bad teachers, learning that is
standardized and non-dynamic, and an
emphasis on conformity instead of
encouraging kids to just be themselves.
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