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Why is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder such a growing concern in the united states?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Complicated

Adhd is diagnosed in the us much more than in any other developed country, and the use of medications for it are even more disproportionate.
Some argue this proves we're overdiagnosing and overtreating adhd in the us, others, that adhd is underappreciated outside the us. A big change is ongoing treatment in adolescents and adults, leading to concerns about medication misuse and diversion, .

In brief: Complicated

Adhd is diagnosed in the us much more than in any other developed country, and the use of medications for it are even more disproportionate.
Some argue this proves we're overdiagnosing and overtreating adhd in the us, others, that adhd is underappreciated outside the us. A big change is ongoing treatment in adolescents and adults, leading to concerns about medication misuse and diversion, .
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