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originally posted in:Psykana Librarius
12/15/2013 1:33:41 PM

ADHD is now a $9B business

[quote]Over the past twenty-five years, diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have skyrocketed to the point where America is medicating five percent of high school-age children — some 3.5 million kids, up from 600,000 in 1990. The New York Times takes an in-depth look at the industry that fueled the huge rise in prescriptions, exploring how marketing turned a once-obscure disorder into a $9 billion business.[/quote] -TheVerge This is sad, obviously some people do need the meds and therapy, but for others it's just a stage of life. When I was 13 I ran around the house beatboxing and stomping my feet, but I grew out of it.

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