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2.78 out of 52.78 out of 52.78 out of 52.78 out of 52.78 out of 5 2.78 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Warner Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781615730841
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This audiobook considers children and psychotherapeutic medicine, exploring the storm of debate over whether we are overdiagnosing and overmedicating our children who have "issues." The author she cuts through the jargon and hysteria, setting the record s Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teresa | 2/19/2014

    " I could not get past the first few chapters of this book. The same thing was repeated multiple times. There are a lot of citation going on from other sources that is distracting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kara | 2/18/2014

    " Somehow her research and anecdotes allow her to dismiss all other research and anecdotes because... ? So irritated with her self-indulgent approach that this blabber ("I didn't find this so it can't be true!) that it went back to the library by page 100. And "assortative mating"? Does she really intend to tread there? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Morris | 2/13/2014

    " This is such a great book; I learned so much about the mental health professionals and the the misconceptions the public has about children who need medicine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/3/2014

    " Even-handed about the pros and cons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Templeton | 1/29/2014

    " As someone who took a trip with about 30 juniors and seniors two years ago and was in charge of dispensing medication, I am glad I read this book. See, about a third of those 30 were on meds, and it lent credence to my general opinion of "Man, ALL of them are on meds these days! Do SO MANY kids need them?. Warner, too, had the idea that children were carelessly overmedicated, until she began looking more closely into the issue and finding out that few parents and doctors medicate a children lightly, and, indeed, most agonize over putting their kids on meds. They are also exceptionally grateful for the improvement that the meds can make for kids. My general opinion about psychiatric medication also went through a change. By the middle of 2008, I had started taking an antidepressant myself and saw an incredible improvement in my mood and my ability to live and enjoy life. I stopped for a time in 2009--I didn't want to be on meds if I didn't have to--and my mood plummeted. It seems that I have some kind of chemical imbalance in my brain, and I am grateful that I have the resources and medical care to take medication that makes an enormous difference. I therefore agree with Warner's calls for the continuation of responsible prescription for and study of the effects of psychiatric medication on children and adolescents whose brains need a bit of help. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Host | 1/20/2014

    " Compelling, well-researched, and occasionally horrifying, Warner examines Americans' unwillingness to medicate mentally ill children using her own learning process as a starting point. A must-read for anyone working with children or in the medical field. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teal | 11/28/2013

    " Disturbing yet important. I think this would be helpful for all parents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 11/23/2012

    " I think I got burned out in this book given my current job. Maybe it would have been a better read if I didn't deal with the mental health system every day!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 6/9/2012

    " Just wondering why I chose to subject myself to Warner's elitist ramblings again. I'd rather stick my head in a pencil sharpener. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 K Nolfi | 3/18/2012

    " i hated this book so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/29/2012

    " I've been a fan of Judith Warner since she wrote her Domestic Disturbances blog for the NY Times. This is an outstanding book. I recommend it to anyone who has worried that too many kids are on medication, anyone connected to a child with mental health issues, anyone who cares about parents. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 K | 3/8/2011

    " i hated this book so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/15/2011

    " It made some good points,
    It's a book for skimming, not reading cover to cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/24/2010

    " Even-handed about the pros and cons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/10/2010

    " I've been a fan of Judith Warner since she wrote her Domestic Disturbances blog for the NY Times. This is an outstanding book. I recommend it to anyone who has worried that too many kids are on medication, anyone connected to a child with mental health issues, anyone who cares about parents. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teresa | 8/13/2010

    " I could not get past the first few chapters of this book. The same thing was repeated multiple times. There are a lot of citation going on from other sources that is distracting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 6/7/2010

    " This is such a great book; I learned so much about the mental health professionals and the the misconceptions the public has about children who need medicine. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 3/27/2010

    " I think I got burned out in this book given my current job. Maybe it would have been a better read if I didn't deal with the mental health system every day!! "

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About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others.