Recently, in newspapers across the country, there have been articles about the dramatic increase of diagnoses of ADHD. In fact, there has been a 66% increase since 2000 of children. That is huge! So what has caused such a big increase? No one can say for sure but there is much speculation. What is also interesting is there has been a small but significant decrease in the prescription of stimulants (almost 10%) to children as treatment during 2000 to 2010. The study from Northwestern University and quoted here from the Huffington Post, brings up many questions.
It may take awhile to sort out what all this means to the ADHD community but it is worth keeping track of.