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The Resource ADHD nation : children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic, Alan Schwarz

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

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ADHD nation : children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic
Title
ADHD nation
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children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Alan Schwarz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "A groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder--and its serious effects on children, adults, and society"--
Summary
A cautionary assessment of what the author believes to be widespread misdiagnoses of ADHD argues that doctors and pharmaceutical companies are improperly targeting adults and children for commercial gain, sharing the dramatic stories of two patients while denouncing the work of ADHD expert Keith Conners
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526741
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
618.92/8589
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ506.H9
LC item number
S39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WS 350.8.A8
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True
Target audience
adult
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children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic
Label
ADHD nation : children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic, Alan Schwarz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
20807397
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781501105913
Lccn
2016018493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951612166
  • (OCoLC)951612166
Label
ADHD nation : children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic, Alan Schwarz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
20807397
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781501105913
Lccn
2016018493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951612166
  • (OCoLC)951612166

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