"MORE children than ever in Scotland are being prescribed drugs to treat hyperactivity, figures revealed yesterday.ADHD - bah! They can remember every score in every Premier league game, concentrate on Playstation for goddam hours. It's the medicalisation of social problems. Other forms of social control have been all but de-legitimised so they dish out the soma instead.
Statistics show prescriptions for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased by almost 16 per cent in 2005-6, with 49,528 handed out by doctors.
This compared with 42,832 the previous year and fewer than 4,000 in 1996.
The cost to the NHS has increased to more than £1.89 million, compared with £1.45 million the previous year and less than £33,000 in 1996.
The Scottish Executive said the rise was due to increased awareness of ADHD and it did not expect to see similar rises in future years."
And it isn't strong enough to deserve the name 'cosh'.