The Attention Deficit "Epidemic" Analyzed
It is possible that one in seven American children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Because that's how many are diagnosed, and it is an issue that continues to roil physicians, mental health experts, schools... and parents.
Alan Schwarz steps into the debate with ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic. He comes to the issue with no axe to grind, but a long career as an investigative reporter, now with the New York Times. He visits the Exchange to talk about his ADHD findings.