Attention Deficit Disorders: Lessons from the ADHD Pandemic

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DER SPIEGEL 23/2021






SPIEGEL International








Student Lukas with his mother and father: "You are not a teacher."



Student Lukas with his mother and father: “You’re not a teacher.”

Photo: Maria Irl

In 2011, 6.5% of boys aged 9 to 11 received anti-ADHD medications.

Source: Barmer GEK public health insurer





Psychotherapist Thomas Meinhart, Patient Luke: "We determine the behavior and pathologize it."



Psychotherapist Thomas Meinhart, Patient Luke: “We determine behavior and pathologize that.”

Photo: Maria Irl / DER SPIEGEL

“After the first week, we started asking ourselves, ‘Is it normal? It scared us.’



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