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Author DeGrandpre, Richard J.

Title Ritalin nation : rapid-fire culture and the transformation of human consciousness / Richard DeGrandpre.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, ©1999.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  618.9285 D321R    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 284 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents [ch]. 1. Hurried society and its experience -- [ch]. 2. Great misadventures in time -- [ch]. 3. Speed and its transformation of human consciousness -- [ch]. 4. Sensory addictions: how culture manufactures disease -- [ch]. 5. Generation Rx -- [ch]. 6. Deliberate living: because patience comes to those who wait.
Summary " ... the story of the fastest culture on earth--American culture--and how it has created a nation of people hooked on speed and the stimulant drugs that simulate speed's mind-altering effects ... [An] illuminating investigation of the epidemic of ADD today and its most widely prescribed treatment, the powerful psychostimulant Ritalin ..."--Jacket.
Subject Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
Diagnostic errors.
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity -- etiology. (DNLM)D001289Q000209
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity -- drug therapy. (DNLM)D001289Q000188
Methylphenidate -- therapeutic use. (DNLM)D008774Q000627
Disease -- etiology. (DNLM)D004194Q000209
Social Conditions. (DNLM)D012924
United States. (DNLM)D014481
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00820829
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Diagnostic errors. (OCoLC)fst00892353
Methylphenidate. (OCoLC)fst01715948
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Aandachtstekortstoornis met hyperactiviteit.
Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-Syndrom (DE-588)4525885-5
Soziologie (DE-588)4077624-4
Leistungsgesellschaft (DE-588)4125750-9
United States.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
Chronological Term Since 1945
ISBN 0393046850
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