James B. DriscollENG-105Professor JanNovember 6, 2019The Increasing Number of ADHD DiagnosesThere is nearly one in 10 children in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the rate appears to be growing, according to a reportreleased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It has only been recently researched that the alarming rise of ADHD treatment and the need for meditations to be used. The biggest reason is children and adults are being misdiagnosed, and also the recent education of parents, teachers, counselors, and professionals are more aware of the problem. (Brown, 2014).The medical field is now more aware of the problem and symptoms of ADHD and how to treat the disorder with a combination of medication and counseling. These findings are a good thing because children and adults will be able to be treated and be more alert and function better in their lives and society.
A current trend in health issues is the increase of ADHD and is it being overly diagnosed with prescriptions just being passed out like candy? In a recent article called “Does, ADHD EvenExist – The Ritalin Sham” (Breeding, 2018) is highly against the drugs used for ADHD and says that doctors that do are pill pushers. He further goes on to say, prescribing Ritalin for something that is not a “disease” does not, in his estimation, constitute a legitimate practice of medicine. If ADHD is not a disease, treating it with medications constitutes a fraud. But the positive effects