Attention deficit disorder (ADD), today referred to as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is not a Ritalin deficiency, yet the use of these drugs is skyrocketing. One in ten American kids are on stimulant medications. In fact, the global use of ADHD medication rose 300 percent from 1993 to 2000.
Since when did this become a normal consequence of being a child? Back in the day (it wasn’t that long ago) we had maybe one troubled kid in the classroom. How did we go from that to one in ten kids with ADHD today?
The real question becomes what causes ADHD, and why is it so prevalent?
– Mark Hyman, MD