Pathologizing for Dollars: THE RISE OF THE ADHD DIAGNOSIS

Diller, Lawrence
January 2008
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Jan2008, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p48
The article provides information on effects of drug-industry advertising the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis/medication football. First effect of advertising the ADHD drugs are that it propelled Adderall, a not particularly unique amphetamine combination which is ahead of Ritalin as the most commonly prescribed trade stimulant drug. Second, it made the acronyms ADD or attention deficit disorder and ADHD common in everyday phases in U.S. household with children.


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