ADHD Is a Profitable Diagnosis

ADHD is a disorder that includes difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior and hyperactivity. There are three subtypes of ADHD recognized by professionals. These are the predominantly hyperactive/impulsive type (that does not show significant inattention); The predominantly inattentive type (that does not show significant hyperactive-impulsive behavior) sometimes called ADD; and the combined type (that displays both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms).

A new study finds a 43 percent increase in diagnoses of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among U.S. children and teens between 2003 and 2011. In 2011, 12 percent of children and teens were diagnosed with ADHD; some 5.8 million U.S. children carry the diagnosis of ADHD!!

The rise of ADHD diagnoses over the years has generated $13 billion in revenue for the companies that produce ADHD medication in the United States. Find out how the increase in attention deficit hyperactivity disorders is resulting in a big payday for big pharma.

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