Ritalin Nation: Rapid Fire Culture and the Transformation of Human Consciousness Richard DeGrandpre

ISBN: 9780393046854

Published: January 1st 1999

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Ritalin Nation: Rapid Fire Culture and the Transformation of Human Consciousness  by  Richard DeGrandpre

Ritalin Nation: Rapid Fire Culture and the Transformation of Human Consciousness by Richard DeGrandpre
January 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780393046854 | 8.41 Mb

In this illuminating investigation of the epidemic of ADD today and its most widely prescribed treatment, the powerful psychostimulant Ritalin, psychologist Richard DeGrandpre sounds a warning: We may well be failing our children by treating symptomsMoreIn this illuminating investigation of the epidemic of ADD today and its most widely prescribed treatment, the powerful psychostimulant Ritalin, psychologist Richard DeGrandpre sounds a warning: We may well be failing our children by treating symptoms and not causes with a quick-fix and ultimately unsatisfactory solution.

Drawing on the latest findings from developmental, psychobiological, and social scientific research. DeGrandpre seeks to solve the problem of ADD by solving its history. DeGrandpre attributes the disturbing prevalence of inattention and hyperactivity in children to the larger psychological consequences of living in rapid-fire culture - an experience that transforms the very fabric of human consciousness, altering our perceptual expectations, our experience of time, our attention span, and our ability to defer gratification.

Ritalin Nation challenges us to consider the shortsightedness of mere biological explanations of sensory addictions, including those defined as ADD, and offers practical guidelines for charting a more hopeful future in environments that deliberately make time for times sake, cultivate a less hurried existence, and promote a saner, safer community for our children.



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