ADHD may have been an evolutionary advantage, research suggests

This report by Nicola Davis has been published in The Guardian. It begins: “Traits common to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as distractibility or impulsivity, might have been an evolutionary advantage for our ancestors by improving their tactics when foraging…
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ADHD Tests Lead to Mass Overdiagnosis, Researchers Warn

This article by Peter Simons has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “ADHD rating scales and screening measures lead to a high number of people inappropriately diagnosed with ADHD, according to a study in the Journal of Attention Disorders. Specifically, the…
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Dangerous Psychiatric Fads

This article by Dr. Allen Frances (psychiatrist) has been published on Pyschotherapy.net. It begins: “A sad and fairly ubiquitous aspect of human fallibility is that we are extremely suggestable suckers for fashion. Psychiatry is no exception — its history is littered…
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The Making of Adult ADHD: The Rapid Rise of a Novel Psychiatric Diagnosis

“The history of psychiatry is a history of fads in theory, diagnosis, and treatment. Such rapid shifts in conceptualization—such as the emergence of the concept of adult ADHD—almost always warrant informed critical examination.” This article by Mark Ruffalo and S. Nassir…
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It has a huge and powerful lobby which turns with fury on its critics so I know this question will get me into loads of trouble but… does ADHD even exist?

This article by Peter Hitchens has been published by the Daily Mail. It begins: “Does  ADHD  in fact exist? This week the  BBC ’s Panorama programme quite rightly exposed some very worrying private clinics.  In online consultations,  staff had diagnosed a BBC reporter with ADHD  — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder —…
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I don’t have ADHD, but three private clinics say I do

This report by Rory Carson concerns undercover work that he conducted for the BBC’s Panorama team, which specialises in investigative journalism. It begins: “A leading NHS consultant psychiatrist has met me in person and concluded I don’t have ADHD – attention…
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ADHD is Not an Illness and Ritalin is Not a Cure: A Comprehensive Rebuttal of the (alleged) Scientific Consensus

This book has been written by Dr. Yaakov Ophir. The publishers say: “Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the most prevalent neuropsychiatric label in childhood, a valid medical condition? Should we really refer to the millions of children diagnosed with ADHD…
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One Flew Over the Scientific Consensus’ Nest—The Story of Dr. Ophir and ADHD

This article by Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “As a child, Jacob did everything right. He went to the best schools, had the best grades, and made it to the best universities. Soon enough…
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