Growing Worldwide Rates Of AD/HD Examined

Huffington Post (11/25, Gregoire) reports that a study published in the journal Social Science and Medicine examined the growing rate of diagnoses of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) “in five countries where AD/HD diagnosis and treatment rates increased dramatically – the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Brazil.” The study suggested that “while AD/HD has been medicalized in the US since the 1960s, other countries have been slower to medicalize the condition.” However, “it wasn’t until the 1990s…that AD/HD diagnosis and treatment migrated from North America to be increasingly applied internationally.”

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— “Worldwide ADHD Rates Are Higher Than Ever, And It Might Be America’s Fault,” Carolyn Gregoire, Huffington Post, November 24, 2014.

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