Judith Warner’s original book idea about medicating kids with “issues” was that children were being “stuffed full of meds” to enhance performance and that they were being “over diagnosed” with all kinds of “so-called” flavor of the month disorders that didn’t exist a generation ago. The book she wrote We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication is not that book at all. Annie talks with Judith about kids and medication, what makes sense and why. This unpublished conversation was originally recorded November 1, 2010.
About Judith Warner
Judith Warner is a former correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a 2012-2013 recipient of a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. A New York Times bestselling author, Judith’s books include We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication and Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety. Learn more at JudithWarnerOnline.com.
Resources for parents:
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
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