There's an interesting editorial in Psychiatric Times that's been reprinted (in part) http://www.medpagetoday.com/Blogs/2...ilyHeadlines&utm_source=mSpoke&userid=212048". I'll repost below for convenience. It all sounds very logical. For example, I remember one guy I worked with (about 50 years old) telling me he was recently diagnosed with ADD, and had he been a child, he'd have been put on medication. Being an adult, he was not given medication or anything else, and he felt he made it through his childhood just fine without it. In other cases, I've known parents that swear by the benefits of medication given to their kids with ADD (or ADHD). Do you think psychiatric disorders are overdiagnosed? Are we spending too much time and money on these things? What's been your experience?