Review of ADHD Nation
From ADHD NATION by Alan Schwarz. Copyright © 2016 by Alan Schwarz. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz covers the history and treatment of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The American Psychiatric Association estimates that ADHD affects about 5% of children, mostly boys. The controversy surrounding ADHD started more than 50 years ago, when it was called “minimal brain dysfunction,” or MBD. Schwarz details the American history of ADHD, including the role of pioneering experts and the pharmaceutical industry’s influence. Schwarz’s diligent journalism and even-handed tone make this necessary report worthy reading. His balanced approach and discussion of ADHD medication will interest patients, parents, mental health professionals, teachers, policy makers and employers.
About the Author
New York Times journalist Alan Schwarz was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his 100-plus articles on concussions among NFL players.