The statistics on boys in education and mental illness diagnosis are staggering – achievement in school has steadily declined over the past decade while the diagnosis with disorders from ADD to Depression have risen dramatically. How much of this is our problem oriented diagnose and medicate society, versus a real refection of what is going on in the inner lives a boys is a tough thing to assess. A University of Michigan research 2 years ago found that fully 50% of boys diagnosed as ADD or ADHD are indeed misdiagnosed. What to do with this information though is another question entirely.
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