With the publication of "Running on Ritalin" in 1998, Dr. Lawrence Diller established himself as the country's leading expert on the use of psychiatric drugs to treat children. Since then, parents have clamored for his expertise on psychological problems "beyond" ADD, drugs "beyond" Ritalin, and, most important, how to decide whether or not drugs really are the best option for their children. More and more parents are asking the simple question: "Should I medicate my child?" In this authoritative and plainspoken book, which features a detailed, easy-to-access "Quick Guide to Psychiatric Drugs," Dr. Diller gives parents the tools they need to regain faith in their own judgment and make wise choices for their children.
"This compassionate book, which includes extensive discussions of relevant psychiatric drugs and weighs benefits against side effects, will help concerned parents decide if medication is the right option for their child."