By Jim Gottstein, author of The Zyprexa Papers
I just finished Obedience Pills by Patrick Hahn, the latest book to be published by Samizdat Health Writer’s Co-operative. It is a very comprehensive, very readable account of the invention of ADHD and the total lack of any scientific support for the drugs given to suppress the childish behavior of children. And how the diagnosis and drugs absolve parents and the other adults in their children’s lives from responsibility for raising them, as well as teaching the diagnosed they are not responsible for their behavior. There is much more, and Obedience Pills has a lot of commonsense as well as being meticulously supported.
There are a lot of books critical of the ADHD diagnosis and ADHD drugs, and I can’t say I have read that many of them, but I would put Obedience Pills on the top of the list. I recommended Hahn’s Prescription for Sorrow about so-called antidepressants a year and a half ago, and after reading Obedience Pills I plan to purchase his Madness and Genetic Determinism. I am hoping it will make the genetics understandable.
The Zyprexa Papers, Hardcover edition
Publish Date: June 1, 2021
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Author: Jim Gottstein
Publisher: Samizdat Health Writer’s Co-operative Inc.
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Obedience Pills: ADHD and the Medicalization of Childhood
by Patrick D. Hahn
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