The Ritalin Fact Book: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You about ADHD and Stimulant Drugs

The Ritalin Fact Book: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You about ADHD and Stimulant Drugs

by Peter Breggin
     
 

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Known as the "Ralph Nader of psychiatry," Peter Breggin has been the medical expert in countless civil and criminal cases involving the use or misuse of psychoactive medications. This unusual position has given him unprecedented access to private pharmaceutical research and correspondence files, access that informs this straight-talking guide to the most-prescribed

Overview

Known as the "Ralph Nader of psychiatry," Peter Breggin has been the medical expert in countless civil and criminal cases involving the use or misuse of psychoactive medications. This unusual position has given him unprecedented access to private pharmaceutical research and correspondence files, access that informs this straight-talking guide to the most-prescribed and controversial class of psychoactive medications prescribed for children. From how these drugs work in the brain to documented side and withdrawal effects, The Ritalin Fact Book is up-to-the-minute and easy-to-access. With its suggestions for non-prescriptive ways to treat ADD and ADHD, it is essential reading for every parent whose child is on or who has been recommended psychoactive medication.

Editorial Reviews

Written to provide adults the information they need to make informed choices about the medications they use and those they give their children, this book explains how stimulants work and identifies their limitations and potential harms. It also scrutinizes the ADHD diagnoses and provides alternative treatments. Breggin is a psychiatrist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738204505
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
648,077
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is the author of a dozen books, including Talking Back to Prozac and The Antidepressant Factbook. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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