|These articles could be used in discussion groups.
||Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent (NYT 9-10-14)
|The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food (New York Times, February 20, 2013)|
|Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill, by NYT, by Alan Schwarz, NYT (June 9
In Their Own Words: ‘Study Drugs’ by Alan Schwarz, NYT (June 9, updated June 13, 2012)
Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School, NYT, By ALAN SCHWARZ, Published: October 9, 2012
Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools.
“I don’t have a whole lot of choice,” said Dr. Anderson, a pediatrician for many poor families in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta. “We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.”
At Stuyvesant, Allegations of Widespread Cheating,
By ANNE BARNARD and ERIC P. NEWCOMER
Published: June 26, 2012, NYT
|These are part of a NYTimes series on depression. Read the comments as well as the articles.||Failure to Thrive
7 Thoughts From a Chronically Unhappy Person
|Read the criticisms of DSM-V in this article.