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?Judith Warner sparked a national debate on how women and society view motherhood with her previous book Perfect Madness.We've Got Issues will generate the same kind of controversy, as she tackles a subject that's just as contentious and important. Warner 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: whether or not to put them on behavior-modifying medication. 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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by Sally Warner
"The gravitas, deft pacing, and emotional complexity in Kirsten Potter's performance are perfect for this thought-provoking book. Listeners will also be delighted by the clarity and beauty of her voice, which stays vibrant for the entire program. Motivated by the magnitude of child mental health issues, the author offers a smoothly written examination of how such problems are influenced by medication, parental resources, and our increasingly unhinged and demanding society. Her empathetic and wide-ranging research on disorders like depression, attention-deficit disorder, and conduct/socialization problems cuts through the demagoguery we usually hear on these subjects. Without dwelling on drug company corruption or the thoughtlessness of parents, schools, and psychiatry, this is a compelling look at what really helps children become functional adults. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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