Not clear how this would affect the number of boys diagnosed, but just about anything would be an improvement over current methods.
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February 18, 2011
February 16, 2011
Catchy phrase out of Australia, where a columnist explores why boys are more likely than girls to receive medication for ADHD.
November 11, 2010
That's the latest calculation. What does unmentioned is that four times as many boys as girls receive the diagnosis.
November 02, 2010
Too many children are being given anti-psychotic drugs to alter behavior, according to this research. What the article does not point out is that roughly four times as many boys as girls receive these drugs. From the article: Soaring numbers of children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs --...
September 10, 2010
Interesting research out of Australia: boys sent to "special" schools at six times the rate of girls. Those schools are dubbed "a fast track to prison." I'd be surprised if the U.S. numbers would look any different. Check out the interesting charts in this article.
August 20, 2010
This study adds to the intrigue about a condition that affects four times as many boys as girls.
August 17, 2010
Your son may be loaded up with unnecessary ADHD meds only because he's the youngest in his kindergarten class.
August 10, 2010
In the Washington Post Anne Applebaum wonders what would happen to Tom Sawyer in today's schools? I think we all know: good old tom would be loaded up with medications.
August 02, 2010
Dropping out of school, according to this article from USA Today. From the article: Researchers analyzed U.S. data and found that nearly one-third of students with the most common type of ADHD either drop out or delay high school graduation. That rate is twice that of students with no psychiatric ...
July 08, 2010
Failure to adapt to an abnormal environment is why one in eight boys ends up with the diagnosis, argues psychology professor Peter Gray in Psychology Today. How convenient that we have this official way of diagnosing kids who don't sit still in their seats, often fail to pay attention to the teache...