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Running on Ritalin

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Written by Lawrence H. DillerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lawrence H. Diller

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 404 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam
  • On Sale: May 4, 1999
  • Price: $23.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-37906-8 (0-553-37906-2)
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In 1997 alone, nearly five million people in the U.S. were prescribed Ritalin–most of them young children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Is this cause for alarm–or simply the case of an effective treatment meeting a newly discovered need? In a book as provocative and newsworthy as Listening to Prozac and Driven to Distraction, a physician speaks out on America’s epidemic level of diagnoses for ADD, and on the drug that has become almost a symbol of our times–Ritalin. Filled with up-to-date research and clinical observation by a doctor on the front lines, Running on Ritalin provides a must-read account of a drug that is sweeping through our society.

“A very important book.... Dr. Diller has correctly described the ‘chaos’ of the current ADHD diagnosis; the disturbing trend of blaming children's social, behavioral, and academic performance problems entirely on an unproven brain deficit; and the consequent enormous and generally inappropriate reliance on Ritalin as the remedy.”—William B. Carey, M.D., Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia