ADHD Roller Coaster Goes Global

Is ADHD an invention of the United States’ “Big Pharma?”  Absolutely not.

Research indicates that the rate of ADHD in the population is fairly consistent from country to country.  Several  English-speaking countries, however, do excel in ADHD awareness — the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.   Here’s a map of this blog’s readers, from the U.S.  to 72 other countries, including Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Japan, and Iceland.  Suriname, and Russia.

Know someone in a foreign country who could use solid information about Adult ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment?  Knowledge is power. Forward a link to this blog and share it on your social-networking sites.

Roll on, ADHD Roller Coaster!

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  1. Dr Charles Parker’s avatar

    Hey g,
    So true! As a means of connecting further with the world I suggest you add Google Translate to your sidebar as I have over at CorePsych Blog… interesting how many want the real facts and are concerned about medical treatment options.
    cp

  2. Gina Pera’s avatar

    Thanks for the tip, Dr. P. You are so cyber on it. ;-)

  3. Gina Pera’s avatar

    Hi Sas,

    Actually, you’re taking my statement out of context. Here’s what I wrote:

    “Research indicates that the rate of ADHD in the population is fairly consistent from country to country. Several English-speaking countries, however, do excel in ADHD awareness — the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.”

    My point was two-fold:

    1. ADHD rates in the population vary little among countries (in other words, it’s not an invention of American Big Pharma).
    2. English-speaking countries seem at the forefront of awareness. Awareness, not treatment.

    And yes, I know that finding access to care in the UK, especially for adults, can be an exasperating proposition, but it’s much worse in many other countries, even including European countries such as Italy and France. Unfortunately.

    Thanks for visiting.

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