Talking Back To Ritalin

September 17, 2001|
Talking Back To Ritalin by Peter Breggin
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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.
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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Title:Talking Back To Ritalin
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:448 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:448 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:September 17, 2001
Publisher:Hachette Books
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9780738205441

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