The Myth of the A.D.D. Child: 50 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D
The Myth of the Hyperactive Child & Other Means of Child Control, By Peter Schrag and Diane Divoky
The Ritalin Fact Book: What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About ADHD and Stimulant Drugs by Peter R. Breggin, MD
Prozac: PANACEA OR PANDORA?, by Ann Blake Tracy, Ph.D
No More Ritalin: Treating ADHD Without Drugs by Mary Ann Block
ADD: A Different Perception by Thom Hartmann
The Myth of Mental Illness, By Thomas S. Szasz, M.D.
A Dose of Sanity, by Sydney Walker III, M.D.
(Takes us inside the big business of contemporary psychiatry and reveals how, by sacrificing sound medical principals in favor of labeling-by-convenience and brain-damaging quick-fixes like prozac, paxil, zoloft, luvox, effexor, serzone, anafranil, fenfluramine, fen-phen, redux, and ritalin, psychiatrists cause untold suffering and destroy the physical and mental health of millions of people.
Reading like a detective novel, A Dose of Sanity, tells the story of dozens of men and women, many of whom suffered needlessly for years, simply for lack of a sound medical diagnosis. You’ll meet the concert musician whose lifelong bouts with “psychosis” were actually due to undiagnosed typhus; the widow who was treated for “panic attacks” that turned out to be a thyroid dysfunction; the “hyperactive” boy whose symptoms were caused by exposure to carbon monoxide; and many others saved by the intervention of Dr. Walker and like-minded colleagues.)
They Say You’re Crazy: How the World’s Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who’s Normal., By Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D. (1994) New York, NY: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
Cruel Compassion, By Thomas Szasz, M.D.
Primary Values and Major Contentions, By Thomas S. Szasz, M.D.
The Death of Psychiatry, By E. Fuller Torrey, M.D.
Beyond Bedlam, By Jeanine Grobe
The Tranquilizing of America: Pill Popping and the American Way of Life, By Richard Hughes and Robert Brewin
And They Call It Help, By Louise Armstong
(Investigative journey into a multibillion-dollar industry that imprisons America’s children-for profit. Here and now, every year, thousands of kids are transported to a locked world where strange rules prevail and language is without meaning. Those in authority are empowered to administer brain-damaging drugs to children, forcibly restrain them, and lock them in isolation. Yet it is the children who are told over and over that they are the weird ones, the psychiatrically incorrect.)
Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally IllRobert Whitaker
Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America Dr. Thomas Szasz
Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives Dr. Joseph Glenmullen
THE ANTIDEPRESSANT FACT BOOK: What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and Luvox by Peter R. Breggin, MD
TOXIC PSYCHIATRY: Why therapy, empathy, and love must replace the drugs, electroshock, and biochemical theories of the “new psychiatry. by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications. by Peter R. Breggin M.D. and David Cohen Ph.D.
Talking Back to Ritalin, Revised : What Doctors Aren’t Telling You About Stimulants and ADHDby Peter R. Breggin, M.D. with a forward by Dick Scruggs, JD
Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Role of the FDA By Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
TALKING BACK TO PROZAC:What doctors aren’t telling you about today’s most controversial drug.By Peter R. Breggin, M.D. Co-authored by Ginger Ross Breggin
Drugs and Adverse Drug Reactions: How Worried Should We Be? Journal of the American Medical Association/volume:279 (page: 1216) David W. Bates, MD, MSc April 15, 1998
Drug-Induced Disorders EILEEN G. HOLLAND, PHARM.D., and FRANK V. DEGRUY, M.D. Volume 15, No. 7, November 1, 1997
Safer Than Aspirin Russell Barkley PhD
Physicians Desk Reference 42nd edition 1996
The Future of Mental Health Fred Baughman MD
Psychiatry: The Ultimate Betrayal Bruce Wiseman 1995
What Every Parent Needs to Know About ADD Fred Baughman MD
The Limits of Biologic Treatment for Psychiatric Distress Diane McGuiness PhD
Undiagnosed physical illness in psychiatric patients Erwin Koranyi MD
Schizophrenia: A ScientificDelusion? Mary Boyle (1990) New York, NY: Routledge
Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Harold I. Kaplan, Benjamin J. Saddok, (1996) Baltimore, MD: Williams & Williams.
Making Us Crazy: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders Herb & Kirk Kutchins, A. Sturart New York, NY: Free Press
Pseudoscience in Biological Psychiatry: Blaming the Body. Colin Ross, Alvin Pam (1995) New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Schizophrenia: The Sacred Symbol of Psychiatry. Thomas Szasz ( 1988) Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press
Children’s Rights and the Mental Health Profession Larry Brown MD
Psychiatric Signs and Symptoms Due To Medical Problems Sir Francis Walshe 1967
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
1984 George Orwell
and many more here:
Some excellent web references:
http://www.ditd.org/Cybersource/record.aspx?sid=11510&scat=902&stype=110 (checklist for gifted and talented children compared to ADD checklist)
http://www.outlookcities.com/children/ATracyPhD.htm (thorough research on psychiatric SSRI drugs: prozac, paxil, zoloft, luvox, effexor, serzone, anafranil and the diet pills – fenfluramine, fen-phen and redux)
http://www.healingdaily.com/beliefs.htm (How industry manipulates public opinion – why you believe what you believe)
http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/clinical/documents/DepressionMedications.pdf (lists numerous drugs that can *cause* the symptoms of depression)
http://www.wellmindminnesota.org/evidence.html (evidence of anti-psychotic drugs causing psychosis)