Contributed by Lawrence Diller

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Case Study October 18, 2008

The Healing Power of Play

Helping the traumatized child find safety again

The child therapist approaches the child who can't play by introducing play activities one step at the time. Read more

Pathologizing for Dollars

The rise of the ADHD diagnosis

In twenty-seven years as a behavioral pediatrician, I’ve asked more than 2,500 children, “Why are you here?” when evaluating them for... Read more

Bitter Pill

Ritalin and the Growing Influence of Big Pharma

Researchers and practitioners alike have long been concerned that Ritalin use in childhood could lead to later drug abuse. But when a University of California... Read more

Running on Ritalin

Is It the Drug of Choice or the Drug of Convenience?

It's midday at an elementary school in a comfortable American suburb. The lunch bell has just rung, and the kids are noisily pouring out of classrooms to enjoy... Read more

Lawrence Diller

Lawrence Diller, MD, is a behavioral/developmental pediatrician and family therapist. He has evaluated and treated more than 3,000 children and their families over the past 30 years. His book Running on Ritalin: A Physician Reflects on Children, Society and Performance in a Pill, published in 1998, was featured in a Time magazine cover story on Ritalin. He has also written Should I Medicate My Child? Sane Solutions for Troubled Kids With – And Without  – Medication (2002) and The Last Normal Child: Essays on the Intersection of Kids, Culture and Psychiatric Drugs (2006).