Intended for healthcare professionals

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Clinical Review

Neurogenetic determinism and the new euphenics

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7174.1707 (Published 19 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1707

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Balanced Perspectives from the States

Dr. Rose's original article cited Peter Breggin's book Talking Back
to Ritalin which more here in the States would consider an extreme and
inconsiderate attack on the use of any medication in children. For a more
balanced and thoughtful accounting of the dilemmas families and
physician's face when addressing the issues of ADD and Ritalin consider my
book, Running on Ritalin: A Physician Reflects on Children, Society and
Performance in a Pill (Bantam, 1998/Paperback 1999).

Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 August 1999
Lawrence Diller
UCSF
private practice, Walnut Creek CA