Welcome to DocDiller.com
I'm a behavioral/developmental pediatrician who has been on the front-lines of clinical practice with ADHD, ODD, OCD, ASD, learning problems for nearly forty years. I've written some books and numerous articles for professionals and the public. My opinions have been expressed not only on television and radio, but also in front of Congress and the President's Council on Bioethics.
Whether you're looking for an sensible expert to help you make decisions about your child locally or are interested in the opinions of a doctor who prescribes medications to children but takes a broader look at the issues involved, you've come to the right place. Take a look at the opeds. Get some answers to questions on ADHD and psychiatric drugs for children.
Dr. Diller appeared on September 15th on the Diane Rehm Show carried by National Public Radio. He was interviewed along with Alan Schwarz, author of the new book, ADHD Nation, and Edward Hallowell, author of Driven to Distraction. Click on the following link for a podcast of this program: https://thedianerehmshow.org/audio/#/shows/2016-09-15/the-story-behind-the-rise-of-adhd-in-the-united-states/113609/@00:00.
When I first began planning a personal/professional yearlong sabbatical in Melbourne, Australia I never expected that my experience with web-based telepsychiatry would profoundly change the way I treat children and their families.
Read my four part series, The United States of Adderall (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-diller/the-united-states-of-adderall_b_8914480.htmlfeatured in the Huffington Post about the misuse, abuse and addiction to prescription stimulants like Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta. This is not an anti-medication screed. Rather it is an alert about the current problems with legally and illegally obtained Adderall and a warning about the likelihood of a doctor prescribed abuse/addiction epidemic to prescription stimulant drugs.
Lawrence Diller, M.D. will be offering "The Sensible and Ethical Prescription of Psychiatric Drugs to Children" for Psychiatric Grand Rounds at Alfred Health in Melbourne on the 9th of November at 12:30 PM. The public is invited but contact Dr. Diller if you are interested in attending so he can make certain you will be allowed entrance.