Books by Larry Diller

Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation Rx Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs

In 1998, Dr. Lawrence Diller's controversial bestseller Running on Ritalin sparked a national debate about the ADHD diagnosis and the prescribing of drugs to our nation's kids. Today, Dr. Diller...


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Running on Ritalin: A Physician Reflects on Children, Society and Performance in a Pill

In a book as provocative and newsworthy as Listening to Prozac and Driven to Distraction, a physician speaks out on America's epidemic level of diagnoses for attention deficit disorder, and...


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Should I Medicate My Child? Sane Solutions for Troubled Kids with--and without--Psychiatric Drugs

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,...


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The Last Normal Child: Essays on the Intersection of Kids, Culture, and Psychiatric Drugs

Behavioral-developmental pediatrician Lawrence Diller continues his investigation into the widespread use of psychiatric drugs for children in America, an investigation that began with his first book, Running on Ritalin. In...


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Beyond Ritalin: Facts About Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder
Stephen Garber, Marianne Garber and Robyn Freedman Spizman
(HarperCollins, 1996, Paper $13.00)

This easy to read book offers multiple strategies for a variety of problems associated with ADD. It goes well beyond what I cover in Running on Ritalin with regards to how to. It is by no means anti-Ritalin but rather suggests a sensible balance and integration with other modalities when it comes to employing medication for ADD.