The following list of books is provided for those who wish to do their own study of drugs including Ritalin and other psychiatric drug therapy "treatments" used on children. Many of the books provide alternatives to drugging a child. The monolithic drug-medical-psychiatric industry will not give you or aim you in the direction of legitimate information on these subjects. The following publications will give you a good look at the "other side of the coin" and are highly recommended:
Critiques, Dangers of Ritalin
Toxic Psychiatry by Dr. Peter Breggin, M.D., psychiatrist
The Therapeutic State by Dr. Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., Prometheus Books Publisher, 1984.
Insanity, The Idea And Its Consequences by Dr. Thomas Szasz, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1987.
The Myth of the Hyperactive Child by Peter Schrag and Diana Divorky, New York, Pantheon Books, 1975.
Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception by Thom Hartmann
The Learning Mystique, a Critical Look at Learning Disabilities by Gerald Coles, Pantheon Books, 1987.
Child Abuse in the Classroom by Physlis Schafly, Marquette Press, P.O. Box 495, Alton, Illinois, 62002), 1984.
ADHD & Allergies
Allergies and the Hyperactive Child by Dr. Doris Rapp, M.D., New York, Simon and Schuster, 1979.
Alternatives: Handling Without Drugs
No More Ritalin: Treating ADHD Without Drugs by Mary Ann Block
The Ritalin-Free Child: Managing Hyperactivity & Attention Deficits Without Drugs by Diana Hunter, Joseph Pappas
ADD, The Natural Approach by Nina Anderson, Howard Peiper
How To Raise A Healthy Child In Spite Of Your Doctor by Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, M.D., Ballentine Books, 1987.
Healing ADD: Simple Exercises That Will Change Your Daily Life by Thom Hartmann, Thom Hartman, Richard Bandler
Improving your Child's Behavior Chemistry by Dr. Lendon H. Smith, M.D., Pocket Books, 1982.
Solving the Puzzle of your Hard to Raise Child by William G. Crook, M.D., and Laura Stevens, Random House, 1987.
Why Can't My Child Behave?: Why Can't She Cope? Why Can't He Learn? by Dr. Benjamin Feingold
Alternative Solutions (nutritional)
The Impossible Child by Dr. Doris Rapp, M.D., 1988. A new book from the brilliant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. Contact Dr. Rapp at 1421 Colvin Blvd., Buffalo, N.Y., 14223.
Why Your Child Is Hyperactive by Dr. Benjamin Feingold, M.D., Random House, New York, 1987.
The Feingold Cook Book For Hyperactive Children by Dr. Benjamin Feitigold, M.D. and Helene S. Feingold, New York, Random House, 1979
Marva Collins' Way by Marva Collins and Civia Tamarkin, St. Martin's Press, 1982. One of America's most effective educators demonstrates how parents and teachers can make any child an achiever.
The A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. Diet!: A Comprehensive Look at Contributing Factors and Natural Treatments for Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity by Rachel Bell, Howard Peiper, Nina Anderson (Editor), Doris Rapp
Diet Crime and Delinquency by Alexander Schauss, Parker House, 1980.
Ritalin-Free Kids : Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Add and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, Robert Ullman, Edward Chapman
Drugs, Ritalin, Side-Effects
Psychiatric Drugs: Hazards to the Brain by Peter Breggin, M.D., New York, Springer Publishing Co., 1983.
Dr. Caligari's PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS available from Leonard Roy Frank, 2054 University Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94704
Prescription Drugs and Their Side Effects by Edward L. Stern, H. Winter, M.D. Griffith
Physicians Desk Reference by Medical Economics Company
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