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ADHD: Exercise Before School Can Decrease Symptoms, Study Shows - Headlines & Global News

ADHD: Exercise Before School Can Decrease Symptoms, Study Shows - Headlines & Global News | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

“Headlines & Global News ADHD: Exercise Before School Can Decrease Symptoms, Study Shows Headlines & Global News ...”


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I've long said my son does best when he gets a walk to rid himself of the puppy zoomies.

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The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder ~ NY Times

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder ~ NY Times | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

by Alan Schwartz


"After more than 50 years leading the fight to legitimize attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Keith Conners could be celebrating.


"Severely hyperactive and impulsive children, once shunned as bad seeds, are now recognized as having a real neurological problem. Doctors and parents have largely accepted drugs like Adderall and Concerta to temper the traits of classic A.D.H.D., helping youngsters succeed in school and beyond.


"But Dr. Conners did not feel triumphant this fall as he addressed a group of fellow A.D.H.D. specialists in Washington. He noted that recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the diagnosis had been made in 15 percent of high school-age children, and that the number of children on medication for the disorder had soared to 3.5 million from 600,000 in 1990. He questioned the rising rates of diagnosis and called them “a national disaster of dangerous proportions.”


“The numbers make it look like an epidemic. Well, it’s not. It’s preposterous,” Dr. Conners, a psychologist and professor emeritus at Duke University, said in a subsequent interview. “This is a concoction to justify the giving out of medication at unprecedented and unjustifiable levels.”


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