1996-2007, Optometrists Network

Book List: Attention Deficit Disorder, Ritalin, Parents, etc.

Running on Ritalin
by Lawrence H. Diller, M.D.
Bantam Books: ISBN: 0-553-10656-2

In a book as provocative and newsworthy as Listening to Prozac and Driven to Distraction, a physician speaks out on America's epidemic level of diagnoses for attention deficit disorder, and on the drug that has become almost a symbol of our times: Ritalin.

"In 1997 alone, nearly five million people in the United States were prescribed Ritalin -- most of them young children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Use of Ritalin, which is a stimulant related to amphetamine, has increased by 700 percent since 1990. And this phenomenon appears to be uniquely American: 90 percent of the world's Ritalin is used in the United States."

Your Child's Vision
Richard S. Kavner, O.D., 1985
Fireside/Simon and Schuster, Inc.
Book available:
245 E. 54th Street
New York, NY 10022
212-752-6930

Magic Eye: How to See 3D
N.E. Thing Enterprises, Marc Grossman, O.D. and Rachel Cooper
(3D vision; depth perception; how to see Magic Eye stereograms; vision therapy)
ISBN: 0-8362-0467-0
Published by:
Andrews and McMeel
Available through www.vision3d.com/book.html

All That Wiggles is not Hyperactive; The Over-diagnosis of ADHD
by Thomas G. Shafer, M.D. and Susan V. Shafer, RN
Book available through Amazon Books on-line.

The Suddenly Successful Student
(A guide to overcoming learning and behavior problems)
By Hazel Richmond Dawkins, Dr. Ellis Edelman, Dr. Constantine Torkiotts 1990
Published by :
Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc.
2912 S. Daimler Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705-5811

When Your Child Struggles
(This book was written for parents about their children's vision, how to determine if their child is struggling unnecessarily and where to turn for help.)
by David L. Cook, O.D., 1992
Published by Vision Press
Available through Dr. David L. Cook's web site.

Sensory Integration and Your Child
by A. Jean Ayres
Western Psychological Services, 1979.

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills
by R.L. Blaylock
Santa Fe, N.M.: Health Press, 1994.

Solving a Puzzle of Your Hard-to-Raise Child
by William G. Crook
Professional Books, 1987.

Help for the Hyperactive Child
by William G. Crook
Jackson, TN.: Professional Books, 1991.

Rickie
by F. Flach
New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1991.

Smart But Feeling Dumb
by H.N. Levinson
New York, N.Y: Warner Books Inc., 1990.

Total Concentration
by H.N. Levinson
New York, N.Y.: M. Evan & Co., 1990.

Brain Allergies
by W.H. Philpott and B.K. Kalita
New Canaan, CT.: Keats Publishing, 1986.

Is This Your Child?
by Doris J. Rapp
Morrow, 1991.

The Impossible Child
by Doris J. Rapp
Practical Allergy Research Foundation, P.O. Box 60, Buffalo, N.Y.: 14223. 1989.

If Only We'd Known
by M. Sasse
Kew, Victoria, Australia: Toddler Kindy Gymbaroo Pty Ltd., 1990.

Beyond Antibiotics: Healthier Options for Families
by M.A. Schmidt, L.H. Smith and K.W. Sehnert
North Atlantic Books, 1994.

Food for Healthy Kids
by Lendon Smith
Berkeley Books, 1981.

   


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