ADHD prescriptions are up, but it doesn’t mean we’re overmedicating

Despite a diagnosis of ADHD in kids meaning a higher risk of academic failure, substance abuse issues and imprisonment, many feel medication is overprescribed. A lack of other options and the drugs' proven effectiveness suggest the concerns are unfounded, write Daryl Efron and Harriet Hiscock.

As a mum of two kids with autism, I’ve learned how much attitudes have changed

Since my two sons were diagnosed with autism, the learning curve for our family has been steep. In a way, it reflects how much society has learned since the days of Rain Man and the 'refrigerator mother' theory.