One in seven American children is diagnosed with ADHD and put on Adderall or similar medications. This hour, we’ll talk about why these diagnoses are on the rise – and if there’s cause for concern – with Alan Schwarz, author of “ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic” (Scribner).
Dr. Denton A. Cooley holds up a Jarvick-7 heart pump model at a press conference on Tuesday, April 20, 1989 in Houston, while discussing the 20 year anniversary of the first implant of an artificial heart in a man. Cooley was the surgeon who performed the operation in 1969. Pam MacDonald/AP Photo
Actors Jim Carrey, center, Jenny McCarthy, right, accompanied by Carrey's daughter Jane, and others, holds up photos of Evan Asher, son of McCarthy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2008, during a rally calling for the elimination of toxins from children's vaccines. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo