ADHD, or Childhood Narcissism?
Ten times as many children are diagnosed with ADHD today as were in the 1970s. What if their behavior -- consistently distracted, hyperactive, impulsive -- really indicates something else? In a typical American classroom, there are nearly as many diagnosable cases of ADHD as there are of the common cold. In 2008, researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University found that almost 10 percent of children use cold remedies at any given time. The latest statistics out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the same proportion has ADHD.