Dr. Keith Conners must be celebrating now as his 50 years of attempt to legitimize attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has finally succeeded!
Hyperactive and impulsive children which were once considered to be poor inborn are now considered to have serious neurological problems. Drugs like Adderall and Concerta are now largely accepted by doctors and parents in order to deal with the traits of classic A.D.H.D, which can help youngsters succeed in their further career.
Dr. Conners, a psychologist and professor emeritus at Duke University, analyzed some data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where is he found that the number of students with this disorder has exponentially grown to 3.5 million figures on chart! What he quoted in his own words is the disorder is “a national disaster of dangerous proportions. The numbers make it look like an epidemic. Well, it’s not. It’s preposterous. This is a concoction to justify the giving out of medication at unprecedented and unjustifiable levels.”
With increasingly growing number of children being diagnosed with A.D.H.D., Pharmaceutical companies from the last two decades have been successful enough to publicize the syndrome and promote the pills amongst parents, doctors and educators.
Few experts from the field say that the treatment of every A.D.H.D. child has led to huge number of people opting for the diagnosis and medication. The Attention Deficit disorder has proven to be proven to be the second most-frequent diagnosis found in children after asthma, , according to a New York Times analysis of C.D.C. data.
However, the apparently growing disorder has turned into business making platform for most of the drug companies even leading to falsifying advertisements for their drugs showing them to be the right pills for the cure.
The Food and Drug Administration has even witnessed some major A.D.H.D. drug — stimulants like Concerta, Focalin Adderall, and Vyvanse, and nonstimulants like Strattera and Intuniv — for showing some misleading advertisements since 2000 multiple number of times.