*** ADHD Nation by Alan Schwarz

ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic is an exacting expose of how the pharmaceutical industry (and clueless or greedy physicians) managed to take a relatively rare set of symptoms into a widely-accepted diagnostic for any misbehaving child, teenager, and now also adult. Worse, the drugs prescribed for it became sought-after by college students and others who felt that they needed a little boost. Since Ritalin seems to suppress growth, perhaps it is contributing to the puzzling shrinking of the average American?

The book will make you think twice before accepting a diagnostic, at least of ADHD.



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