We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

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Penguin, Feb 23, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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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 "issues."

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 medi­cation 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 "is ideological and only tangentially about real children," 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 mov­ing, We've Got Issues is for parents, doctors, and teachers-anyone who cares about the welfare of today's children.
 

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Contents

Preface
Seeing Is Believing
An Epidemic of Supposition
Arent They All on Medication?
Who Exactly Is Having Issues?
Bad Children Worse Parents and Even Worse Doctors
Stuck in the Cuckoos Nest
Ritalin Nation?
The Stories We Tell
A Better Time Than Ever
Moving Forward
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Judith Warner, author of "Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, " lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two daughters.

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