This is because ADHD does not show any sign of variance in the health status of the brain in an individual as per different research. Not only this it has also been noticed that gradually with time the prescription of drugs associated with ADHD to children has increased. Ritalin is one of the drugs commonly prescribed to children who are suffering from ADHD (Diller 1998; Sinha 2001; 2001). ADHD was defined as a disorder in which the intelligence level of the individual would be very deviant and the probable symptoms of the disorder would be to an extreme. It is found that the symptoms identified in ADHD are also found in normal children. The doctors put forward the view that such extreme symptoms can only be shown in 3-5 % of the population and not more than that. However, it is found through different research methods that the number of diagnosed patients is much higher than the statistical limit given by the experts. On the other hand critics of the claim that ADHD is not being overdiagnosed come forward with claims that no disorder can be limited because of statistics. Stimulant Treatment For Hyperactivity And Inattentiveness.
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