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? http://jad.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/06/16/1087054715586571.abstract
Problems of Overdiagnosis and Overprescribing in ADHD http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/adhd/problems-overdiagnosis-and-overprescribing-adhd/page/0/1
Psychostimulant Prescription for ADHD in New South Wales http://jad.sagepub.com/content/19/4/284.abstract
Psychostimulant Prescribing Trends in a Pediatric Population in Ireland http://jad.sagepub.com/content/19/4/284.abstract
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html
Burden of ADHD – Epidemiology http://www.adhd-institute.com/burden-of-adhd/epidemiology/

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