Mad in America

ADHD: The Money Trail

May 7, 2022

In this country, we spend over twenty billion dollars a year drugging children for something called “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,” or ADHD. For that kind of outlay, we could pay the mid-career salaries of an extra 365,000 teachers, or 827,000 teachers’ aides.

This may seem like a preposterous misallocation of resources, but the situation is not likely to change until we confront an interlocking network of players who have a vested interest in promoting the medical model of “ADHD.” Let’s take a look at some of these players now, shall we?

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