.Back to listing

Thu, Apr 03

Treat the Classroom, Not the Kids

The statistics tell us that our children are getting sicker and sicker. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has more than tripled in just 20 years; it is now diagnosed in 11 percent of all kids, and in an astounding 20 percent of teenage boys. Autism is also on a rapid rise; the latest reported rate suggests that it occurs in one in every 68 kids; 20 years ago it was less than one in every 500. Thankfully, childhood bipolar disorder has recently lost a good deal of its faddish luster, but for a while it enjoyed a bizarre 40-fold increase in popularity. Read more.