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ADHD nation : children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic

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Kirtland Community College Library RJ 506 .H9 S39 2016 30775305515737 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501105913
  • ISBN: 1501105914
  • ISBN: 9781501105937
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Fidgety Phil's arithmetic pills -- Dr. Conners -- From MBD to ADD -- Collision course -- Kristin -- Jamison -- ADD for all -- The hijacking -- There's something they know about us -- Higher and higher -- Less than -- Bright college days -- And now, a word from our sponsors -- Awakening -- Connection -- This is your brain on capitalism -- Coming soon to a doctor near you -- Prescription.
Summary, etc.: "A groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder--and its serious effects on children, adults, and society. More than 1 in 7 American children are getting diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)--three times what experts have said is appropriate--making it one of the most mishandled and debated conditions in medicine. The numbers are rising every year. Now doctors and Big Pharma are targeting adults and the rest of the world to get diagnosed with ADHD and take medications that will "transform their lives." In ADHD Nation, Alan Schwarz takes readers behind the scenes to show the roots and rise of this cultural and medical phenomenon: There's the father of ADHD, Dr. Keith Conners, who spends fifty years pioneering the disorder and use of drugs like Ritalin before realizing his role in what he now calls "a national disaster of dangerous proportions"; a troubled young girl and studious, teenaged boy who get entangled in the growing ADHD machine and take medications that cause them serious problems; and a pharmaceutical industry that egregiously overpromotes the disorder and earns billions from the mishandling of children (and now adults). While demonstrating that ADHD is real and can be successfully medicated, Schwarz sounds an alarm and urges America to wake up and address this growing national problem"--
Subject: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder United States
Diagnostic errors United States
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
United States

Syndetic Solutions - Summary for ISBN Number 9781501105913
A. D. H. D. Nation : How a Children's Attention Problem Became America's Most over-Diagnosed Disease
A. D. H. D. Nation : How a Children's Attention Problem Became America's Most over-Diagnosed Disease
by Schwarz, Alan
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A. D. H. D. Nation : How a Children's Attention Problem Became America's Most over-Diagnosed Disease


A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder--and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society. More than 1 in 7 American children get diagnosed with ADHD--three times what experts have said is appropriate--meaning that millions of kids are misdiagnosed and taking medications such as Adderall or Concerta for a psychiatric condition they probably do not have. The numbers rise every year. And still, many experts and drug companies deny any cause for concern. In fact, they say that adults and the rest of the world should embrace ADHD and that its medications will transform their lives. In ADHD Nation , Alan Schwarz examines the roots and the rise of this cultural and medical phenomenon: The father of ADHD, Dr. Keith Conners, spends fifty years advocating drugs like Ritalin before realizing his role in what he now calls "a national disaster of dangerous proportions"; a troubled young girl and a studious teenage boy get entangled in the growing ADHD machine and take medications that backfire horribly; and big Pharma egregiously over-promotes the disorder and earns billions from the mishandling of children (and now adults). While demonstrating that ADHD is real and can be medicated when appropriate, Schwarz sounds a long-overdue alarm and urges America to address this growing national health crisis.
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