We've Got Issues

We've Got Issues

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In her provocative new book, New York Times-bestselling author Judith Warner explores the storm of debate over whether we are overdiagnosing and overmedicating our children who have qissues.q In Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, Judith Warner explained what's gone wrong with the culture of parenting, and her conclusions sparked a national debate on how women and society view motherhood. Her new book, We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, will generate the same kind of controversy, as she tackles a subject that's just as contentious and important: Are parents and physicians too quick to prescribe mediAscation to control our children's behavior? Are we using drugs to excuse inept parents who can't raise their children properly? What Warner discovered from the extensive research and interviewing she did for this book is that passion on both sides of the issue qis ideological and only tangentially about real children, q and she cuts through the jargon and hysteria to delve into a topic that for millions of parents involves one of the most important decisions they'll ever make for their child. Insightful, compelling, and deeply movAsing, We've Got Issues is for parents, doctors, and teachers-anyone who cares about the welfare of today's children.The basic outlines of the autism story hold true for other mental disorders, like depression or ADHD or bipolar ... Before that, kids with the disordera#39;s signature combination of normal or even high intelligence and major social deficits were just diagnoseda€”by their peersa€”as a€œweird. ... When what is today called ADHDa€” and conceived of as a constellation of symptoms and behaviors grouped around anbsp;...

Title:We've Got Issues
Author:Judith Warner
Publisher:Penguin - 2010-02-23


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