ADHD can be a challenging diagnosis to make even for trained physicians, as the ability of people to pay attention or remain calm falls across a broad bell-shaped spectrum. In turn, the majority of patients who land a diagnosis straddle a line where problematic attention and performance merge into variations of normal.
The timing and blatant nature of the pecuniary partnership between America's leading academic child psychiatrist and a Fortune 500 mega-corporation left me feeling sad, angry and alone. Where were other doctors, patients, the public and the press? Why weren't they speaking out about this obvious conflict of interest?