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Adam Levine’s ADHD Campaign Under Fire; Could Wedding To Behati Prinsloo Be Affected?

By Staff Writer | January 27, 2014 11:17 AM EST

Adam Levine's latest ad campaign espousing prescription drugs to treat ADHD has come under fire from health experts.

Dr. Jeff Ball, founder of PCH Treatment Centers in West Los Angeles, said asking doctors to prescribe drugs to treat ADHD is taking the easy way out.

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"It's a disturbing trend that has been developing in the mental health community for quite some time," Dr. Ball told RumorFix. "Where it's all too easy to over diagnose ADHD and dispense medication as treatment when in fact a much more comprehensive approach is better for patients."

The ad in question shows Adam Levine, dubbed by People as "The Sexiest Man Alive," encouraging viewers to test themselves for the most basic red flags for ADHD on ownyouradhd.com.

"Like many kids with ADHD I didn't outgrow it. I remember very distinctly not being able to focus, so that was right around the time I saw a doctor," Dr. Ball said.

The ad is sponsored by Shire, maker of the drug Adderall, according to RumorFix.

Dr. Ball said this is a strategy by pharmaceutical companies to "get someone of the stature of Adam Levine promoting their medication." As a result, the general public, particularly their fans, are more likely to push their doctors into prescribing drugs.

The executive director, who is also a clinical Psychologist with a PHD, said that more often than not, "people who are diagnosed with ADHD in fact do not have ADHD."

Instead of drugs, people like Adam Levine can try therapy, physical exercise, yoga or other forms of holistic therapy.

It's not clear if Adam Levine's ADHD will affect his upcoming wedding to fiancée Behati Prinsloo since Adam Levine has the tendency to be impulsive with words. In May last year, he exclaimed "I hate this country" after two of his bets were eliminated.

Adam Levine apologized afterwards after admitting that he can be loose with his words.

Tagged :  Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo, wedding, campaign, adhd

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