I haven’t had time to read that most recent article in the Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/health/more-diagnoses-of-hyperactivity-causing-concern.html?pagewanted=all However, I will say that with in the ADHD community the Times has already become a joke. They so clearly have an anti-ADHD bias that we all need to take their “reporting” on the topic with a grain of salt, at best.
I imagine that schools wouldn’t dare such a “pop culture” source when considering how to deal with kids and family, especially when such matters can ultimately end in litigation. But, stranger things have happened. Certainly worth keeping an eye on.
Personally, I do my best to refute ADHD misinformation as often as possible. I would encourage all of you to do the same. It is our combined voice as parents and many of us as ADHD’ers ourselves that will move this public debate beyond the hysterical and in to the realm of science and fact. Let your voice be heard whenever you can.
Just look at the Autism and vaccination situation. All that research establishing a link has been proved to have been falsified and totally discredited. Yet, how many people still believe there is a link because the voice of reason isn’t loud enough and doesn’t come often enough. Speak up!