The Myth of the Hyperactive Child: And Other Means of Child Control

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Pantheon Books, Jan 1, 1975 - Behavior modification. - 285 pages
A critical survey of the new politics, practices, and ideology, and related causes and consequences, of the medical and social control of children labelled as hyperactive, maladaptive, dysfunctional, and predelinquent, under the guise of diagnosis and treatment

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ONE The Hutschnecker Memo
TWO The Invention of a Disease
THREE The Smart Pill

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Peter Schrag, for many years the editorial page editor and later a weekly columnist for the "Sacramento Bee, " currently contributes to "The Nation, Harper's, The Los Angeles Times, " and other publications. He is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of several books, including "Paradise Lost "and "California: America's High-Stakes Experiment "(both from UC Press) and "Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools. " Peter Schrag is the 2010 winner of the Carey McWilliams Award from the California Studies Association.

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