After reading a thread here on Asperger's, I was prompted to think about how much overdiagnosis and/or misdiagnosis along with overmedicating actually occurs in those with some type of mental health issue these days.
In the past few years alone, I have noticed a massive increase in the number of people being diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD or Bipolar Disorder, particularly in children.
Why do you think this may be? Do you think overmedication is a growing problem? Are people putting too much stock into psychiatric diagnoses? Are there more effective ways in dealing with mental health issues than taking pills and resigning oneself to a diagnosis that may or may not be accurate?