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Talking Back to Ritalin: What Doctors Aren't Telling You About Stimulants and ADHD (2001)

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Genre: Medicine, Learning Disorders, Drug Guides, Disabilities
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738205443
ISBN-13: 978-0738205441
Format: PDF

Millions of children take Ritalin for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The drug's manufacturer, Novartis, claims that Ritalin is the "solution" to this widespread problem. But hidden behind the well-oiled public-relations machine is a potentially devastating reality: children are being given a drug that can cause the same bad effects as amphetamine and cocaine, including behavioral disorders, growth suppression, neurological tics, agitation, addiction, and psychosis. Talking Back to Ritalin uncovers these and other startling facts and translates the research findings for parents and doctors alike. An advocate for education not medication, Dr. Breggin empowers parents to channel distracted, disenchanted, and energetic children into powerful, confident, and brilliant members of the family and society.