a) Less than 5%, as we believed before the early 1990s? b) More than 11%, and rising, as suggested by CDC statistics? c) Zero?
The correct answer is (c), says neurologist Richard Saul in his forthcoming book, “ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder” (HarperWave), which is sure to cause controversy when it comes out in February.
After a long career treating patients complaining of such problems as short attention spans and an inability to focus, Saul is convinced that ADHD is a collection of symptoms, not a disease, and shouldn’t be listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
As someone who's never been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, ADD/ADHD drugs are great .
I also believe they're underregulated, overprescribed, and extremely dangerous.