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The Ritalin Fact Book : What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About ADHD And Stimulant Drugs - Peter Breggin

The Ritalin Fact Book

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About ADHD And Stimulant Drugs

Paperback Published: 1st September 2002
ISBN: 9780738204505
Number Of Pages: 256

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Known as the "Ralph Nader of psychiatry," Peter Breggin has been the medical expert in countless civil and criminal cases involving the use or misuse of psychoactive medications. This unusual position has given him unprecedented access to private pharmaceutical research and correspondence files, access that informs this straight-talking guide to the most-prescribed and controversial class of psychoactive medications prescribed for children. From how these drugs work in the brain to documented side and withdrawal effects, The Ritalin Fact Book is up-to-the-minute and easy-to-access. With its suggestions for non-prescriptive ways to treat ADD and ADHD, it is essential reading for every parent whose child is on or who has been recommended psychoactive medication.

List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Stimulant Drugsp. xiii
Be Informedp. xv
Introduction: Facts Unavailable Anywhere Elsep. xvii
Understanding Stimulant Medicationp. 1
A Factual Antidote to Stimulant Drug Misinformationp. 2
A Child's Journey Through Psychiatric Diagnoses and Drugsp. 4
Of Cages and Creativity--How Stimulants Workp. 16
How Stimulants Cause Psychiatric Disordersp. 30
How Stimulants Harm the Child's Brainp. 43
How Stimulants Harm the Child's Bodyp. 53
How Stimulants Cause Withdrawal, Addiction, and Abusep. 67
How to Withdraw from Stimulantsp. 77
Do Stimulants Really Help with "ADHD"?p. 85
Do Antidepressants and Other Drugs Help with "ADHD"?p. 92
Do "Alternative Treatments" Help with "ADHD"?p. 107
The Ultimate Source of Misinformationp. 112
Understanding and Improving ADHD-Like Behaviorsp. 121
The Real Nature of "ADHD"p. 122
The Real Nature of "Learning Disorders"p. 137
Why "ADHD" Should Not Be Considered a Disabilityp. 147
How to Provide Guidance in the Familyp. 152
How to Help Out-of-Control Childrenp. 161
How to Provide Guidance in the Classroom and Other Groupsp. 175
When the School Says Your Child Has a Problemp. 189
Getting Worse Before It Gets Betterp. 195
After September 11--A Better Future for Our Childrenp. 201
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 225
About the Authorp. 235
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ISBN: 9780738204505
ISBN-10: 0738204501
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.77  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1