Running From Ritalin

Running From Ritalin

I see Malcolm Gladwell is taking a bit of bad press lately, so I wanted to read some of the stuff people are attacking him for, like “Gladwell is a brilliant salesman for a certain kind of cognitive drug. He tells his readers that everything they thought they knew about a subject is wrong, and then delivers what is presented as a counterintuitive discovery but is actually a bromide of familiar clichés. ” (

I still need to read quite a bit from both sides of the argument, but as far as I can tell, Gladwell’s article about Ritalin is far more accurate than any claims that ADHD is a societal problem.


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