According to a November 2014 article published in Social Science and Medicine, the diagnosis of ADHD and ADD are spreading like an infectious disease. Until the past decade, the US consumed 90% of the drugs used to treat these disorders, and the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Brazil the rest. Even though far more of these drugs are now used in the US, we only account for 75% of drug sales. This means there's been a tremendous increase in sales around the world even more than in the US.
The UK consumed only one percent of this marketplace about a 20 years ago but this has risen to five percent today. Similarly, drug sales rose from 10 million daily doses to 53 million doses in 2008!
So, why is this happening? Big Pharma lobbying has increased and marketing restrictions are far more lax, psychiatrists have moved away from psychotherapy and have become psycho-pharmacologists, standards for diagnosing these disorders are much looser, and information on the Internet is abundant and often supporting the use of drugs.
The underlying causes for making this diagnosis don't even consider the abnormal essential fatty acid defects that so many of these kids have. Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki discuss these simple flaws and what you can do that is often easy to cure!