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Description - Should I Medicate My Child? by Lawrence Diller

From the author of the acclaimed Running on Ritalin , the first rhoroughly balanced and deep;ly informative gude to helping parents make the best treatment decisions--with and without medication--for children with psychological problems.. With the publication of Running on Ritalin in 1998, Dr. Lawrence Diller established himself as the country's leading expert on the use of psychiatric drugs to treat children. Since then, parents have clamored for his expertise on psychological problems beyond ADD, drugs beyond Ritalin, and, most important, how to decide whether or not drugs really are the best option for their children. More and more parents are asking the simple question: Should I medicate my child? In this authoritative and plainspoken book, which features a detailed, easy-to-access "Quick Guide to Psychiatric Drugs," Dr. Diller gives parents the tools they need to regain faith in their own judgment and make wise choices for their children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465016464
ISBN-10: 0465016464
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 137mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lawrence Diller

Lawrence Diller, M.D., practices behavioural-developmental pediatrics and family therapy in Walnut Creek, California. He lives nearby with his wife and two teenage sons. He is the author of Running on Ritalin: A Physician Reflects on Children, Society, and Performance in a Pill.