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The Resource ADHD nation : The disorder. The drugs. The inside story, Alan Schwarz

ADHD nation : The disorder. The drugs. The inside story, Alan Schwarz

Label
ADHD nation : The disorder. The drugs. The inside story
Title
ADHD nation
Title remainder
The disorder. The drugs. The inside story
Statement of responsibility
Alan Schwarz
Title variation
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now the most common chronic condition among children, surpassing asthma. Yet research shows that ADHD can't be that prevalent. ADHD, a problem once thought to affect a small percentage of children, has exploded into one of the most over-diagnosed conditions. Now, in the US doctors and Big Pharma are targeting adults and young people to believe they have ADHD and take medications that will 'transform their lives'. In ADHD Nation, Alan Schwarz takes readers behind the scenes to tell the full story of this billion-dollar industry. There's the father of ADHD, Dr Keith Conners, who spent fifty years promoting the disorder in the US and pills like Ritalin before realising just what he had wrought; a troubled young girl and studious, teenage boy who get entangled in the ADHD machine and are prescribed medications that lead to serious problems; and the pharmaceutical industry that promoted the disorder and continues to earn billions from mishandling the disorder. An investigation of how Big Pharma, medical professionals and the US education system are complicit in the creation, maintenance and continuing expansion of the ADHD industry, this book sounds the alarm for UK readers and demands we wake-up to the problem that we too could face in the future
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526741
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwarz, Alan
Dewey number
616.8589
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Diagnostic errors
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic
Label
ADHD nation : The disorder. The drugs. The inside story, Alan Schwarz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART 1 -- ch. 1 Fidgety Phil's Arithmetic Pills -- ch. 2 Dr. Conners -- ch. 3 From MBD to ADD -- ch. 4 Collision Course -- PART 2 -- ch. 5 Kristin -- ch. 6 Jamison -- ch. 7 ADD for All -- ch. 8 The Hijacking -- ch. 9 There's Something They Know about Us -- PART 3 -- ch. 10 Higher and Higher -- ch. 11 Less Than -- ch. 12 Bright College Days -- ch. 13 And Now, a Word from Our Sponsors -- ch. 14 Awakening -- ch. 15 Connection -- PART 4 -- ch. 16 This Is Your Brain on Capitalism -- ch. 17 Coming Soon to a Doctor Near You -- ch. 18 Prescription
Control code
000058601500
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781408706572
Lccn
2016018493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12510723
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918925692
Label
ADHD nation : The disorder. The drugs. The inside story, Alan Schwarz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART 1 -- ch. 1 Fidgety Phil's Arithmetic Pills -- ch. 2 Dr. Conners -- ch. 3 From MBD to ADD -- ch. 4 Collision Course -- PART 2 -- ch. 5 Kristin -- ch. 6 Jamison -- ch. 7 ADD for All -- ch. 8 The Hijacking -- ch. 9 There's Something They Know about Us -- PART 3 -- ch. 10 Higher and Higher -- ch. 11 Less Than -- ch. 12 Bright College Days -- ch. 13 And Now, a Word from Our Sponsors -- ch. 14 Awakening -- ch. 15 Connection -- PART 4 -- ch. 16 This Is Your Brain on Capitalism -- ch. 17 Coming Soon to a Doctor Near You -- ch. 18 Prescription
Control code
000058601500
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781408706572
Lccn
2016018493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12510723
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918925692

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