Globalization and cognitive enhancement: emerging social and ethical challenges for ADHD clinicians

Ilina Singh, Angela M Filipe, Imre Bard, Meredith Bergey, Lauren Baker

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Abstract

Globalization of ADHD and the rise of cognitive enhancement have raised fresh concerns about the validity of ADHD diagnosis and the ethics of stimulant drug treatment. We review the literature on these two emerging phenomena, with a focus on the corresponding social, scientific and ethical debates over the universality of ADHD and the use of stimulant drug treatments in a global population of children and adolescents. Drawing on this literature, we reflect on the importance of ethically informed, ecologically sensitive clinical practices in relation to ADHD diagnosis and treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385
Number of pages9
JournalCURRENT PSYCHIATRY REPORTS
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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