You might ask, “Why would anyone want to fake attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?”
Many years ago, when ADHD was first proposed as a diagnosis, you would’ve been right — few people would’ve bothered faking the diagnosis because it brought you little reward to do so.
But as ADHD diagnoses bloomed over the past two decades, so did special accommodations in the school systems for children and teenagers diagnosed with the disorder. And one of the primary treatments for attention deficit disorder is stimulant medication, something that can be used for less-than-legitimate reasons.
Could teens today really be faking ADHD to get into college?
Welcome to the world of unintended secondary gains and rewards.
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