Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation RX Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs

Author(s): Lawrence H Diller, M.D.


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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"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."
---Daniel Carlat, MD, editor in chief of the Carlat Psychiatry Report and author o

General Fields

  • : 9780399537486
  • : Perigee Books
  • : Perigee Books
  • : April 2012
  • : 208mm X 137mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lawrence H Diller, M.D.
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 618.92
  • : 272