ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic (2020)

ADHD Nation Children Doctors Big Pharma and the Making of an American Epidemic The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most cont
  • Title: ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic
  • Author: Alan Schwarz
  • ISBN: 9781501105913
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society.More than 1 in 7 American children get diagnosed with ADHD three times what experts havThe groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society.More than 1 in 7 American children get diagnosed with ADHD three times what experts have said is appropriate meaning that millions of kids are misdiagnosed and taking medications such as Adderall or Concerta for a psychiatric condition they probably do not have The numbers rise every year And still, many experts and drug companies deny any cause for concern In fact, they say that adults and the rest of the world should embrace ADHD and that its medications will transform their lives.In ADHD Nation, Alan Schwarz examines the roots and the rise of this cultural and medical phenomenon The father of ADHD, Dr Keith Conners, spends fifty years advocating drugs like Ritalin before realizing his role in what he now calls a national disaster of dangerous proportions a troubled young girl and a studious teenage boy get entangled in the growing ADHD machine and take medications that backfire horribly and big Pharma egregiously over promotes the disorder and earns billions from the mishandling of children and now adults.While demonstrating that ADHD is real and can be medicated when appropriate, Schwarz sounds a long overdue alarm and urges America to address this growing national health crisis.
    ADHD Nation Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making Dec , ADHD Nation should be required reading for those who seek to understand how a field that once aimed to ameliorate the behavioral problems of children in a broad therapeutic context abdicated its mission to the stockholders of corporations like Shire and Lilly Schwarz is sounding an alarm for a fire that looks nowhere near abating. ADHD Nation Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making May , More than in American children get diagnosed with ADHD three times what experts have said is appropriate meaning that millions of kids are misdiagnosed and taking medications such as Adderall or Concerta for a psychiatric condition they probably do ADHD Nation Book by Alan Schwarz Official Publisher ADHD Nation should be required reading The New York Times Book Review More than one in seven American children are diagnosed with ADHD three times what experts have said is appropriate meaning that millions of kids are misdiagnosed and taking medications such as Adderall or Concerta for a psychiatric condition they probably do not have. How We Became ADHD Nation Psychology Today Sep , By , Schwarz reports, ADHD diagnoses reached a staggering percent of children nationwide, and percent of boys The story of how than one in seven American children and teens came ADHD Nation Is ADHD An American Epidemic Betterhelp ADHD is typically diagnosed in childhood once a child has reached school age Because ADHD largely influences the types of behaviors responsible for success in school and eventually the workplace , it is frequently unnoticed or is not a source of worry for parents, until the deficits caused by ADHD impacts a child s grades or social habits. ADHD Nation Alan Schwarz Home At its core, A.D.H.D Nation is a story not just of the disorder itself, which has evolved over than some would say years, but of children, doctors and drug companies who have led us to the point where percent of American youngsters get diagnosed with it.
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    1. ADHD is something that I ve dealt with since a child that runs in my family and has passed down to other family members I ve been skeptical of medications as a treatment and after reading this, I still am The book is a real eye opener It s Amazing how many people are taking these meds it s not just children, but college students and adults as well What s even shocking are the different disorders that they are coming up with now that branch from ADHD like SCT I would recommend this to anyone who [...]

    2. I didn t read ADHD Nation for any personal reasons, but I requested a copy from Netgalley because the topic sounded interesting and a recent excellent review in the New York Times nudged me to start reading nytimes 2016 08 28 boo Having now read it, I m somewhat alarmed to see that mine appears to be the first review on GR This is an excellent balanced review of the history of ADHD diagnosis and treatment Schwarz is very careful to preface his book and to remind readers on many occasions that AD [...]

    3. The history behind this condition is well explained and the lid gets blown off the big money made by pharmaceutical companies It balances the pros and cons of taking prescribed speed and tells the stories of individuals who struggle with ADHD and need chemical assistance with a true dopamine deficiency, while exposing the truth behind rampant abuse in the schools of kids who take it for better grades or snort it for recreational use I was just as surprised as when I learned about the wide use of [...]

    4. I m very conflicted about this book How do I rate it Some parts, I agreed with quite a bit Some parts, I didn t agree with at all It s a complex book and one that was sort of needed I mean, most people know these facts, we just ignore it.What I agreed with 1 ADHD is over diagnosed.2 People with ADHD are medicated too much And people who have any sort of disorder, really 3 There are better ways to treat ADHD I d say starting with medication if it s very bad, then weaning it off while going throug [...]

    5. This is a very compelling read about the history of ADHD and the pharmaceutical industry Parts of it are really frighteningatistics showing huge percentages of school age kids 1 in 3 boys enrolled in Medicaid in Louisiana being medicated in some parts of the country I have no trouble believing that Big Pharma wants everyone on expensive meds for life The author does a good job of making the case that ADHD is a real diagnosis but that the increasing prevalence can t be right I wish there had been [...]

    6. As an special educator and a mother of two children who ride the Autism ADHD line, this book interested me It is similar to the recent book about Autism, In a Different Key and explores the history of ADHD from its early days of first diagnosis to the present day.The book spotlights three people the doctor who first discovered the disorder, a girl who was misdiagnosed with ADHD and a teen who faked ADHD in order to get medication to help him focus in high school Along the way, other prominent do [...]

    7. Occasionally, the book veers uncomfortably close to crackpot conspiracy theory in tone and absolutism, but its central claims that diagnoses of ADHD in children and adults in the US is prevalent than any academic model predicts, that amphetamine is being abused throughout the country by people without a proper ADHD diagnosis and that a whole lot of junk science is being employed by ethically conflicted doctors and funded by drug companies that profit from their conclusions are persuasive and we [...]

    8. I really don t even know how many stars to give this book Some points the author made were great, while other points were terrible I would have preferred a book that was much data driven than this.

    9. here s hoping Schwarz s book gets into the right hands ADHD is real so are the forces trying to cash in on fear s

    10. Important read on the growth of ADHD in the US and the forces that worked together to cause it Superbly written, well researched, sensitive, nuanced Highly recommended for doctos, parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about doing what s right by our children instead of what is easy, expedient, or profitable.

    11. ADHD Nation is an important look at the history and widespread use of stimulant medication to treat ADHD Schwarz delivers a detailed historical account, punching up what could be a rather dry narrative by focusing on the career of Dr Keith Conners, an elderly childhood psychiatrist who was a key figure in popularizing the widely used Conners Scale for diagnosing ADHD and who has since turned against the disorder, and Jamison Monroe and Kristin Parber, two young adults who s diagnosis of ADHD ser [...]

    12. With ADHD diagnosis and medication becoming such a prevalent part of our society I think that this book is a must read for all Schwarz expertly weaves the long history of attention deficit disorder with its undeniable ties to Big Pharma For the most part, I believe he does a fairly decent job of finding a good middle ground between the die hard Pharma supporters and the ADHD deniers on the opposite side of the spectrum That being said, some arguments against Big Pharma do come off as ranty than [...]

    13. This very un dry account of the rise and rise and rise of ADHD diagnoses and drugs made for a compelling read While most agreed upon estimates of the number of ADHD children in the U.S land at 5% of the population, kids are being diagnosed and usually drugged at the rate of 10 15% up to 30% in some areas Since amphetamines do help you focus and concentrate, whether you have ADHD or not, you might think no big deal, but there are some drawbacks Namely, addictive properties and potential for abuse [...]

    14. Presents a history of the ADD ADHD diagnosis and the role that Big Pharma has played in educating people about this disorder, especially when it comes to diagnosing minors Schwarz points out that there are children who truly have this disorder, but there is lack of training for the practioners who have overdiagnosed the disease in millions of people in America There is much to consider here, particularly the fact that there are American cultural expectations for children and academia that may do [...]

    15. This is a must read if you are curious of ADHD or if you and or know anyone who might be flirting with being diagnose with this ADHD I have been personally affected by ADHD and like many kids that I know that been bullied into taking this drug, we really didn t have ADHD Big pharma has some tricks and they might really do think that they are in the right This was a very informed history of ADHD and it doesn t disappoint.

    16. 4.5 stars Fascinating, infuriating, frustrating, and unforgivable This even handed, engagingly written look at ADHD, treatment, childhood, doctors, and pharmaceutical interests is eye opening and should spurn any reader to do some serious soul searching when it comes to how we engage with medicine, how mental conditions are diagnosed, and what happens when a disproportionate part of the equation is not health but profits, not normal development but shortcuts, not seeing patients as a whole perso [...]

    17. super interesting and scary, schwartz shows how adhd has captured american culture and the associated medications have destroyed lives he is fair and balanced in much of the book in arguing that adhd is real and that medication is a necessity, but also that medication abuse and misdiagnosis is a tragedy that occurs too often he also shows how the culture of our schools and universities are changing in destructive ways too definitely a great book.

    18. big pharma, greed, dros, funding for research much to think about and much validation of the discomfort i ve felt about my own son s diagnosis and refusal to medicate him now that i m aware ritalin is speed i will continue to push his school to offer classroom support instead of meds.

    19. Covers History, abuse, marketing, and money made from ADHD Some interesting stuff I gave it 4 stars because I felt it was biased and focused too much on how it is misused, and forgot chose not to include all the success stories and people who have had their lives changed for the better.

    20. I long hard look at the American history of ADHD to the current state of affairs History and data with personal stories, an effective way to paint the picture.618.92858 S4111a 2016

    21. As a psychologist, I really enjoyed the statistical information provided in this book on the overdiagnosis and use of prescription medication to treat ADHD The book will appeal to the general reader as well as mental health professionals, educators, and physicians The author provides interesting, and at times jaw dropping, statistics to support his concerns The role of big pharma in marketing not just a particular medication, but marketing the condition itself, is a particularly interesting poin [...]

    22. Interesting take down of the over diagnosing of ADHD, the over prescribing of ADHD medications, and how these medications have affected the children who were taking them in their adulthood Really informative.

    23. This book solidified my conviction that ADHD doesn t really exist it s simply kids being kids or, if it does, far too many kids and adults are being diagnosed with it.

    24. Fascinating read as a pharmacist and mom of a young kid with an ADHD diagnosis Great breakdown of the history and the pros and cons of treatment.

    25. 3.5 stars , will you EVER let us give half stars ADHD runs in my family allegedly and I have been diagnosed with it, though it s a designation I side eye often than not Alan Schwarz s book does a wonderful job of explaining in detail all of the reasons that ADHD is controversial and misunderstood but also very real Schwarz, a New York Times reporter, presents a comprehensive view of Big Pharma told through the lens, and proliferation, of ADHD He digs into the origins of the syndrome and how it [...]

    26. This is a fascinating and readable reprise of the ascent of ADHD as an illness and its pharmacological treatment Although the physician Conner who originally identified the major traits of children who had very short attention spans and were easily agitated and over active for their ages genuinely wanted to help these children and their parents, the gross over identification of these children and their over medication has resulted in a generation of drugged children Dr Conner developed a questio [...]

    27. well researched, reasonably balanced that is, while the overall point is that ADHD is overdiagnosed and that Ritalin or Adderall scripts are handed out too readily, without regard to abuse potential and sometimes to fakers who just want an edge in competitive educational settings, he at least acknowledges that the disorder is a real thing and that treatment often works it s not one of those useless IMO hey, come on, aren t all boys a little rambunctious since when is everything a disorder diatri [...]

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