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My Prediction: The ADHD Fad Is About to Fade

Allen Frances | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

There will soon be a tipping point when parental common sense, sobering research findings, and media exposure will overwhelm the marketing and political might of the unscrupulous drug companies and the careless prescribing habits of physicians.

Treat the Classroom, Not the Kids

Allen Frances | Posted 06.01.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The two thirds or more of active kids who have been mislabeled with ADHD suffer unnecessary stigma, reduced expectations, and harmful drug side effects. We need to do a better job of protecting our children from such widespread careless diagnosis and reckless treatment.

Popping Pills No Solution for Bad Schools

Allen Frances | Posted 12.15.2012 | Education
Allen Frances

The solution to bad schools is to work toward better schools -- not to medicate the kids victimized by them. How absurd to avoid the shortcomings of our educational system by focusing on the difficulties individual children have in coping with them.