You can use a self-screening questionnaire created by the World Health Organization to see if you have adult ADHD. The Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener will assist you in recognizing adult ADHD signs and symptoms. The ASRS consists of six questions that are rated on a scale of 0 to 4 on a scale of 0 to 4.
MANY AMERICANS assume that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is overdiagnosed, but few realize the link between ADHD and the country's opiate and heroin addiction pandemic.
This is because prominent ADHD thought leaders have consistently and systematically pushed a misleading impression of the benefit and safety of ADHD medication treatment.
To legitimize ever-increasing rates of ADHD treatment, pharma companies have funded a network of psychiatrists, psychologists, and pediatricians. They've done so by spreading well-rehearsed lies and launching angry attacks on professionals who dare to uncover facts that contradict industry financial goals — reasons that bring in billions of dollars each year to drug companies' coffers.
"ADHD medicines are safer than aspirin," "brain scans indicate physical differences between those with and without ADHD," and "the true problem with ADHD is under-diagnosis, not over-diagnosis," are among the claims made to anyone considering ADHD therapy for their child. The pharmaceutical industry wants people to assume that anyone who raises doubts about ADHD is a "fringe doctor" or a "social critic" who should be disregarded.
Professionals paid to disseminate false information are worse than snake oil sellers. Their products are hazardous, and their acts go counter to the medical profession's oaths.
Some industry shills have instigated false allegations of scientific misconduct against researchers whose findings stood to expose dangerous consequences of ADHD overdiagnosis, as detailed in "Shooting the Messenger: The Case of ADHD," a 2013 paper I co-authored that was published in the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.
These industry-funded thought leaders' false and vicious charges were taken seriously. As a result, huge and unique sets of ADHD-related data collected by psychologists at Stanford University and Eastern Virginia Medical School (as well as other researchers) were withheld.