The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that as of 2011, about 11% of the children in the United States between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Yet, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) claims that although only 5% of American children suffer from the disorder, the diagnosis is actually given in 15% of the cases.It is a fact that this number is continuously increasing, being 7.8% in 2003, and has jumped to 9.5% in only four years.
According to Big Pharma, parents and doctors should know that this is a common disorder in America and it should be medically treated. This opinion is not shared by numerous other countries, as they define, treat, and diagnose Ad\DHD much differently.
For instance, the French doctors diagnose this disorder in less than 0.5%. They maintain that it is not a biological disorder but a result of psycho-social and situational factors.