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Worldwide ADHD Rates Are Higher Than Ever, And It Might Be America's Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have surged globally, rising as much as tenfold in some countries. The disorder has becom...

Survey Finds 1 In 5 College Students Have Abused Prescription Medication

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.14.2014 | College

A new survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that abuse of prescription stimulants is "becoming normalized" among college student...

The Scary Secret He's Helping To Expose

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Teen

Seventeen-year-old Cyrus Stowe saw a dangerous trend happening at his Dallas high school. His classmates were abusing prescription drugs and nobody wa...

Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed or the Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

For all the buzz and activity, there was much more selling than educating going on. Sure, the drug reps suggested alternatives and mentioned side effects, but underneath and unacknowledged was their fundamental mission: to convince me to prescribe their product.

Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed or the Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Non-drug interventions for ADHD also work. Behavioral modification techniques practiced by parents and teachers, and special education interventions (especially small-group instruction) are primary and proven therapies.

Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed or the Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Not only do they fund ADHD research and professional education, they market to doctors, teachers, parents, and, ultimately, even the children of this country.

A Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed Or The Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

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?

The Tragic Death of the Good Read

Mark Morford | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Mark Morford

Has this happened to you? Have you, whilst attempting to read an actual, dead-tree novel or lengthy magazine article, inadvertently swiped at the page with your finger, expecting a Delete tab to appear?

Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Adderall Abuse

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I've watched with worried vigilance for the past 15 years the growth in the use by adults of these potentially powerful and addictive drugs. Sadly, I believe only after stimulant abuse causes the deaths of enough young adults will we address this growing public health menace.

The Drug From Limitless Is Available for Purchase on Your College Campus

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

Although exaggerated for Hollywood, it's clear why students might be tempted to take a pill that might lend mental clarity and energized focus. I wondered, though ... how are people getting their hands on it?

These Study Drugs Aren't Just For 'Slackers'

Joyce Chen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Teen
Joyce Chen

The prominence of study drugs has boomed, a phenomenon where the "druggies" are not slackers or social outcasts but the academic elite, the goody-two-shoes classmates.

My Uneasy Marriage to Ritalin

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

We've come to expect more from our children (and teachers) educationally at an earlier and earlier age. Everyone now is expected to go to college in order to be "successful." Our ideas about discipline are very confused. Children are expected more than ever to perform and self-regulate their behavior.

Connecting the Dots on the ADHD Fad

Allen Frances | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The history of psychiatry is a history of fad diagnoses that come out of nowhere to capture much more attention than they deserve. Current fads are distinguished only by the billions of dollars spent by powerful commercial forces to create and push them.

The Alarming Rise Of Adderall In 2 Charts

Quartz | Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Quartz: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—ADHD—is big business these days. It has become the most-diagnosed long-term disorder after ast...

Study Finds Students Using Adderall Are 'Tweaking And Tweeting'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2013 | College

College students are talking about abusing Adderall on Twitter a lot, according to a recent study monitoring discussion of the pharmaceutical drug onl...

Adderall: America's Favorite Amphetamine

High Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
High Times

Adderall is a clever brand and a deceptive brand. In America, amphetamine has traditionally been associated with tweakers, speed freaks, bikers, truckers and all-night sex orgies. Adderall changed all that.

STUDY: How Parents Choose ADHD Treatment

Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 2, 2013 12:39am EDT (Reuters Health) - Parents' goals and concerns for their children with attention-def...

How The War On Drugs Debate Overlooks Racism

Salon | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve ever been taught about drugs, but Dr. Carl Hart’s recent work, ...

Schumer: Kids Should Lay Off The Study Drugs

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.20.2013 | College

On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on administrators at the State University of New York and City University of New York systems, along wit...

Singing My Own Tune

April Brucker | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
April Brucker

I am a singing telegram delivery girl. When I tell people about my occupation I get one of two questions. The first is, "Do they still have those?" The answer is yes.

Smart Pills and Neuroenhancement: Is It Fair?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Prescribing neuroenhancers is outside the area of medicine that is considered obligatory for a physician, so under what circumstances should it be considered unethical or unacceptable?

Why Not Adderall for Finals Week?

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I don't blame Joe's family at all if they wind up using Adderall for finals. I just know my limits as to how far I can ethically participate in this epidemic. But I suspect the other doctor will have no problem filling the prescription.

What Most Parents Of Teens Are Unaware Of

Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/20/2013 12:47 PM EDT on LiveScience Many parents are not aware that their teenage c...

Did Cocaine Cause The Financial Crisis?

CNBC | John Carney | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

CNBC: Was the financial crisis the hangover from a gigantic coke binge? That's the line of reasoning of David Nutt, a British professor of somet...

Rx for S.S.D. (Sick Society Disorder)

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Shock and incredulity greeted a front-page New York Times article last week that nearly 1 in 5 American high school boys had attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).