Is there an “ADHD Epidemic”?

What is the global rate of ADHD? Is that increasing? Why are “so many kids” being prescribed stimulants?

Lots of references went into making this one:
Is ADHD Really Increasing in Youth?
Problems of Overdiagnosis and Overprescribing in ADHD
Psychostimulant Prescription for ADHD in New South Wales
Psychostimulant Prescribing Trends in a Pediatric Population in Ireland
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Burden of ADHD – Epidemiology

Does Psychiatry “Medicalize Ordinary Life” as claimed by Dr. Allen Frances?

Dr. Allen Frances, editor of the DSM-IV, has made a cottage industry out of attacking the DSM-5 and the profession of psychiatry. Do his critiques withstand the evidence?

The BJP article referenced in the video:…

Frances’s ideas can be found with a simple Google search. Anyone interested in a sustained critique of those ideas will find multiple posts dealing capably with his ideas here: