Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation Rx Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs [NOOK Book]

Overview

How are the kids of Generation Rx doing now? This groundbreaking book reveals the answers—and raises some important new questions.

Written by a clinician with more than thirty years of experience with child patients, Remembering Ritalin offers an intimate and revealing look at the ADHD generation—how they’re doing now and the long-term effects of their diagnoses, medication, and treatment. Revisiting former patients who are now in their ...
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Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation Rx Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs

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Overview

How are the kids of Generation Rx doing now? This groundbreaking book reveals the answers—and raises some important new questions.

Written by a clinician with more than thirty years of experience with child patients, Remembering Ritalin offers an intimate and revealing look at the ADHD generation—how they’re doing now and the long-term effects of their diagnoses, medication, and treatment. Revisiting former patients who are now in their twenties, Dr. Diller takes a fresh look at the issue of treating our kids. Is ADHD a useful diagnosis, or an oversimplified, harmful label? What are Ritalin’s long-term effects—good and bad? Together with his articulate former patients, Remembering Ritalin provides insights into one of the most controversial treatment methods of our time. Parents, professionals, and anyone who has been prescribed Ritalin will find these observations illuminating as they delve into the healing process and attempt to answer the question, “Was it the right choice?”
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Editorial Reviews

-Daniel Carlat
“A riveting account of what ADHD really means. This is the book to read for anyone who wants to truly understand the current controversies about a controversial diagnosis.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101514610
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 298 KB

Meet the Author

Lawrence H. Diller, MD, is a behavioral-developmental pediatrician and family therapist. He is on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco, and is the bestselling author of Running on Ritalin. He and his wife have raised two sons who are now in their young twenties. He lives in Piedmont, California.
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Table of Contents

1 A Professional and Personal Journey of Caring 1

2 ADHD Children Become Adults: What the Science Says-and Doesn't Say 31

3 ADHD: A Protean Diagnosis 48

4 ADHD Girls Grow Up 74

5 Living with ADHD: Finding the Right Job 94

6 With a Little Help from My Friends 114

7 Bad Outcomes: Considering the Limits of Treatment 131

8 The Dissatisfieds: Medication and Self-Medication 155

9 Lingering Impressions: Does ADHD Matter in the Long Term? 183

10 Potpourri: Answering Some Common Questions About ADHD/ADD and Ritalin 199

An Uneasy Postscript 235

Endnotes 243

Index 249

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