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**Don't miss BUTTON PUSHER, my newest all-ages graphic novel about growing up with ADHD**

((Also: make sure you check out the Bibliography link on the right. After the book went to press I realized I forgot to include several important sources so the online version will serve as the definitive version.))

"Like many Gen X kids, Page took Ritalin to control attention problems and hyperactive behavior. As an adult, he notices his old symptoms returning and goes back on medication, but this time he starts to ask questions. The result is a thick graphic novel that explores ADHD, Ritalin, and psychiatric medication from every possible angle. Page intersperses his ongoing search for treatment with biology lessons, history, and criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry. [Page] dives in with curiosity and an open mind, encouraging readers to make their own choices. A longtime indie cartoonist, Page draws in a simple and accessible if unremarkable style, sometimes stretching too hard for gags instead of letting the material speak for itself. As a chronicle of mental illness... it provides an exhaustive, personal look at the little-understood world of ADHD." --Publisher's Weekly 

"There are a ton of graphic memoirs, fewer graphic guides, and yet fewer still research based graphic novels. This is a combination of the three - and that makes it special." - Matthew Noe, Library Fellow at the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School, and Graphic Medicine Specialist, NER 

"Raised on Ritalin is impressively detailed. From the content and Page’s bibliography, that this is a well-researched book is quite clear; and it is this level of attention to detail that makes for a rich and—for those studying ADHD and child and adolescent psychiatric treatment—important read.

Raised on Ritalin is ultimately not just a story of ADHD but of something much larger and more dynamic than that 4-word diagnosis would suggest. With this book, myths are dispelled, stigma is explored, and clinicians are forced to think deeply about their relationships with their patients, their treatments, and their notions of what constitutes a disorder. [T]his book provides refreshing insights into a world that child psychiatrists inhabit daily. Mr. Page’s perspectives can be greatly informative to our work and many of his pages should be essential reading for medical students and those involved in helping address the challenges of ADHD."  --Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, March 2019