Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder page


ADD: The Emperor's New Clothes - Why I Believe Attention Deficit Disorder is a Myth, by Thomas Armstrong, PhD 
ADHD: Teaching the Restless, One School's Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed, by Chris Mercogliano, Introduction, originally serialized in SKOLE, the Journal of Alternative Education in 1998-9 as Rid-a-Him. You may also read the first four chapters from this original white-hot version of Chris' manuscript by ordering volume IV of Challenging the Giant from our bookstore.
ADHD: Rid-a-Him, Chapters two and three, as serialized in SKOLE, the Journal of Alternative Education. 
See also Dr. Bunni Tobias' website, devoted to her research and counseling for children diagnosed as ADHD).

ADHD medication page - an actual advertisement, two full pages in length, in a well-known children's magazine which offers virtually nothing but warnings, counter-indications and possible side effects.

Anxiety Drug: - NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports on medical research showing that a drug used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, can be effective in treating children who suffer from extreme anxiety. The drug is called fluvoxamene. The research is published in this week's "New England Journal of Medicine."

[Editorial comment: Wowee! What won't they think of next to avoid dealing with the real problem?

The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses, by John Breeding, Ph.D.

Wildest Colts review by Chris Mercogliano, from SKOLE, the Journal of Alternative Education.