22 Feb '12, 12pm

Is ADHD Fakery On the Rise? | Care2 Causes

Is ADHD Fakery On the Rise? | Care2 Causes

Faking ADHD has become the latest strategy high school students use to gain the upper hand in the college admissions game, says a January 25th Daily Beast article. Parents (and in particular those whose children attend “elite Manhattan” private schools — I’ve known at least one) have become “amenable to lightweight diagnoses like ADHD that won’t brand kids with a scarlet letter while applying to schools” and seek out neuropsychological testing for children whose “ADHD” may be more perceived, if not pretend, than actual. The reason is the “accommodations” a student with ADHD can receive, such as more time to take standardized tests like the SAT, more time for assignments and even alternative assignments and access to medications including Ritalin and Adderall. The Daily Beast cites a 2002 study by the College Board (which administers the SAT) that indeed shows that there ha...

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