Ritalin Nation: Rapid Fire Culture And The Transformation Of Human Consciousness by Richard DegrandpreRitalin Nation: Rapid Fire Culture And The Transformation Of Human Consciousness by Richard Degrandpre

Ritalin Nation: Rapid Fire Culture And The Transformation Of Human Consciousness

byRichard Degrandpre

Paperback | May 15, 2000

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Drawing on the latest findings from developmental, psychobiological, and social scientific research, DeGrandpre "criticizes America's obsession with performance and quick satisfaction and the country's reliance on Ritalin [as] a performance-enhancing drug" (Natural Health). He cautions that our society-wide rush to more, and faster, stimulation leaves children especially vulnerable to "sensory addictions." Ritalin Nation exposes the shortsightedness of mere biological explanations of ADD and offers some practical guidelines for cultivating a less-hurried existence and promoting a saner, safer community for our children.
Richard DeGrandpre, Ph.D. is visiting professor of psychology at St. Michael's College in Vermont.
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Title:Ritalin Nation: Rapid Fire Culture And The Transformation Of Human ConsciousnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393320251

ISBN - 13:9780393320251

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Richard DeGrandpre wants to warn parents everywhere: we may be failing children by treating symptoms with a quick-fix solution instead of treating them with proper care. It’s a scary thought, but by the year 2000, the USDA predicted that 15 per cent — roughly eight million — of American children would be on their way to using the treatment drug Ritalin for attention deficit disorder. Tackling the latest findings from developmental, psychobiological and social scientific research, DeGrandpre shows America’s reliance on Ritalin, leaving children vulnerable to sensory addictions. Ritalin Nation: Rapid-Fire Culture and the Transformation of Human Consciousness offers sound advice and practical guidelines for promoting safer resolutions for the children with ADD.