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Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation Rx Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs Hardcover – May 3, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399536647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399536649
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,468,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, The Carlat Psychiatry Report, and author of Unhinged

"Remembering Ritalin answers a fascinating question: How is the Ritalin generation doing, now that they are young adults? For fifteen years the first book I've shoved into the hands of anyone interested in ADHD was Diller's Running on Ritalin. Remembering Ritalin may well be even better."
-Carl Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, and author of Better Than Well

"Two decades ago, ADHD was a small stream. Now, it has become a raging torrent. Dr. Diller remains, an unmoving rock in mid-flood. Will the rock endure or flood overcome it? Read and make your mind up."
-David Healy, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Cardiff University, and author of Mania

"Dr. Diller provides a well thought out description of the benefits and dangers of medication use for ADHD. The perspective of adults who were previously treated for ADHD as children is particularly illuminating, especially for today's parents and treatment providers."
-Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., author of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

"Dr. Diller is an experienced physician and a passionate advocate for children and families. He's also a talented and engaging writer. This book will help parents make more informed decisions about treatment options for their children."
-David Fassler, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, College of Medicine

About the Author

Lawrence H. Diller, MD, is a behavioral-developmental pediatrician and family therapist with more than thirty years of experience. He is on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco, and is the author of Running on Ritalin. He and his wife have raised two sons who are now in their early twenties. He lives in Piedmont, California. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Deanna Spingola on July 9, 2014
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A good antidote to the US rush to medicate. I have recommended it to others who have children with ADD or ADHD. I hope that they will read it carefully and take heed.The author clearll knows whereof he speaks and readers will learn alot.
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