HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE ASCENDANCY OF ADHD IN NORTH AMERICA, c. 1980 – c. 2005
An ecological niche framework ( Hacking, 1998 ) is utilised to examine the growth of ADHD in North America. The analysis suggests ADHD flourishes, at least in part, due to a complex and historically situated interaction of factors that created a niche within which a particular kind of explanation and treatment for the troubling behaviours of children can and does thrive.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, Canada
Publication date: December 1, 2006