The American Academy of Pediatrics and other expert groups advocate for the daily use of stimulant medications to treat ADHD, citing numerous studies supporting their efficacy and safety. However, ADHD is now the most common childhood disorder in Western countries, with diagnoses continuing to rise. In 2014, over 20% of 12-year-old boys in the US were diagnosed with ADHD. As stimulants are powerful psychoactive substances, questions arise as to whether they are as effective and safe as claimed. This article explores the possibility that the scientific consensus on ADHD treatment may be incorrect.
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