Book Argues School Testing Results In ADHD Diagnosis Spike

NBC News (3/19, Fox) reports that a new book by health economists Richard Scheffler and Stephen Henshaw of the University of California-Berkeley titled “The ADHD Explosion” argues that high-stakes testing is behind “a recent explosion in cases of ADHD.” The article reports that the authors say that this is “not necessarily a bad thing,” in that children must be diagnosed in order to receive “the right treatments.”