If Ritalin Has ‘Gone Wrong,’ What’s the Right Way to Cope?

And now here’s KJ DELL’ANTONIA with a mother’s point of view…{EF}

Perhaps the most easily drawn conclusion about L. Alan Sroufe, who wrote Ritalin Gone Wrong for the Jan. 29 Week in Review, is that he does not have a child who suffers from what he calls “problems in focusing” — or what most call attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — and who has benefited from Ritalin or one of the many other drug therapies available.

Nor do I….

…But by the time I reached the final paragraph, Dr. Sroufe’s harsh condemnation of the people who turn to drug therapies in the hope of helping their children had thoroughly alienated me — along with, I presume, many parents he might have hoped to reach with his message.

CONTINUE TO FULL ARTICLE: If Ritalin Has ‘Gone Wrong,’ What’s the Right Way to Cope?

Post Source: Motherlode: Adventures in Parenting from NYTimes.

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