Prevalence rates for ADHD in children and adolescents have increased exponentially in the recent two decades. In parallel, prescriiptions

Prevalence rates for ADHD in children and adolescents have increased exponentially in the recent two decades. In parallel, prescriiptions for stimulant medications have become commonplace. What are some possible reasons for the increase in diagnosis? What might some of the negative effects of the increased use of stimulants be, including on both the individual and societal levels? Be sure to address effects of stimulants on the brain.