From Heather Sirocki's Facebook page
January 15 at 6:37pm ·
Are we over-diagnosing ADHD? 25% of Maine's population is enrolled in MaineCare/ Medicaid. The state of Maine spends $2 million / month for ADHD meds for just the MaineCare population.
She links to this Psychologytoday article
the author says:
"As a therapist who works with children, it makes perfect sense to me that French children don't need medications to control their behavior because they learn self-control early in their lives. The children grow up in families in which the rules are well-understood, and a clear family hierarchy is firmly in place. In French families, as Druckerman describes them, parents are firmly in charge of their kids—instead of the American family style, in which the situation is all too often vice versa."
Here's a link to another somewhat related article from Heather's Facebook Page
And a reply to the article