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ADHD: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

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“There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli. It has been said the phrase points to the persuasive power that statistics have in supporting weak arguments. Conversely, mastering statistics is a fundamental requirement of many sciences. In this episode, host, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Russell Ramsay of the University of Pennsylvania around ADHD statistics. The diagnosis of ADHD is on the rise. What does this mean? Are we over-diagnosing? Or was ADHD under-diagnosed to begin with and we are just catching up? Could it be that ADHD symptoms lie on a continuum and those on the fringe who could get by without a diagnosis and medication in the past now need them in our changing social culture? Or is the rise attributed to gaming the system in the black market to divert stimulant medication to the street? What impact will the new DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) have on rates of diagnosis? Get the answers and more in this interview. If you are confused by ADHD statistics, join us as we pay attention to what the numbers pay attention to.


Attention Talk Radio is the leading self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It helps adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.

Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff, go to www.digcoaching.com.

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