Richard Vedder and Braden Colegrove offer four reasons “Why Men Are Disappearing on Campus” (op-ed, Sept. 20). A fifth is that we are drugging our boys from a young age. Of the many millions of U.S. children now diagnosed with ADHD, there are three times as many boys as girls. The drug treatments rob the children of their spontaneity and initiative, in addition to a host of other side effects. Moreover, when a child is told year after year by the adults he looks up to that he has ADHD—with some parents and teachers even saying the child “is ADHD”—the child may come to believe it, develop low self-esteem and internalize low expectations.
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