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Contents List of Contributors vii Preface ix 1 ADHD in Global Context: An Introduction 1 Meredith R. Bergey and Angela M. Filipe 2 The Rise and Transformation of ADHD in the United States 9 Meredith R. Bergey and Peter Conrad 3 In the Elephant’s Shadow: The Canadian ADHD Context 34 Claudia Malacrida and Tiffani Semach 4 Historical, Cultural, and Sociopo­ liti­ cal Influences on Australia’s Response to ADHD 54 Brenton J. Prosser and Linda J. Graham 5 The Medicalization of Fidgety Philip: ADHD in Germany 77 Fabian Karsch 6 ADHD in the United Kingdom: Conduct, Class, and Stigma 97 Ilina Singh 7 The Emergence and Shaping of ADHD in Portugal: Ambiguities of a Diagnosis “in the Making” 118 Angela M. Filipe 8 Transformations in the Irish ADHD Disorder Regime—­ from a Disorder “You Have to Fight to Get” to One “You Have to Wait to Get” 138 Claire Edwards and Órla O’Donovan 9 The Journey of ADHD in Argentina: From the Increase in Methylphenidate Use to Tensions among Health Professionals 162 Silvia A. Faraone and Eugenia Bianchi vi  Contents 10 Academic and Professional Tensions and Debates around ADHD in Brazil 186 Francisco Ortega, Rafaela Zorzanelli, and Valéria Portugal Gonçalves 11 ADHD in the Italian Context: ­ Children in the Midst of Social and Po­liti­cal Debates 208 Alessandra Frigerio and Lorenzo Montali 12 The French ADHD Landscape: Maintaining and Dealing with Multiple Uncertainties 233 Madeleine Akrich and Vololona Rabeharisoa 13 ADHD in Japan 261 A So­cio­log­i­cal Perspective 261 Mari J. Armstrong-­ Hough Epidemiology, Treatments, and Cultural Influences 269 Yasuo Murayama, Hiroyuki Ito, Junko Teruyama, and Masatsugu Tsujii 14 Pharmaceuticalization through Government Funding Activities: ADHD in New Zealand 288 Manuel Vallée 15 From Problematic ­ Children to Problematic Diagnosis: The Paradoxical Trajectories of Child and Adolescent ADHD in Chile 310 Sebastián Rojas Navarro, Patricio Rojas, and Mónica Peña Ochoa 16 The Development of Child Psychiatry and the Biomedicalization of ADHD in Taiwan 332 Fan-­Tzu Tseng 17 Exploring the ADHD Diagnosis in Ghana: Between Disrespect and Lack of Institutionalization 354 Christian Bröer, Rachel Spronk, and Victor Kraak 18 Reflections on ADHD in a Global Context 376 Peter Conrad and Ilina Singh Index 391 ...


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