'The numbers make it look like an epidemic. Well, it’s not. It’s preposterous. This is a concoction to justify the giving out of medication at unprecedented and unjustifiable levels.'
Dr. Keith Conners, a psychologist
and professor emeritus at Duke
University, on the rise of A.D.H.D.
(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
diagnoses and prescriptions for
stimulants over the years that has
coincided with a two-decade
campaign by pharmaceutical
companies to publicize the
syndrome and promote the pills
to doctors, educators and parents