Part of the book: Current Directions in ADHD and Its Treatment
Part of the book: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Understanding the history of the development of diagnostic criteria for ADHD, the parallel growth of the ADHD drug market, and factors that improve the symptoms of ADHD provides insight into alternative approaches to treatment and the potential for prevention. This chapter sheds light on the rise of ADHD as a diagnostic disorder, and highlights the growth of the ADHD drug market and associated drug sales. The chapter concludes by exploring the potential strategies for preventing ADHD, reviewing research on sleep, omega-3 supplementation, and meditation.
Part of the book: ADHD