The Age of Ritalin: Rx: A Shelf Load Of Books

Lawrence Diller's Running On Ritalin is the book most people are talking about these days, but it's hardly the only one out there. In the past 18 months a flurry of ADD and ADHD books have hit the shelves, each with its own view on whether to medicate or not to medicate.

Dr. William Sears and Lynda Thompson, authors of The A.D.D. Book (Little, Brown), believe Ritalin can be helpful but urge parents to explore behavior-modification strategies such as neurofeedback. "Medication is never the only answer," they write. "Nor is it a cure." In mid-December, Hazelden/Rosen will be publishing Ritalin:...

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