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Resource ID: #15406
Subject: Health Care
Source: Chicago Tribune Magazine
Date: 14-Feb-99


The Chicago Tribune Magazine reports that the true believers in Ritalin hold that, like Prozac, the drug of the '90s, Ritalin seems to clear symptoms once thought immovable and immobilizing. But, on the other side, the newfound faith in Ritalin's power to rescue people from the turmoils and anxieties of life has spurred controversy about the American quest for perfection. The increasingly vocal opponents of the drug are asking a pressing question: Do our rigid ideas about appropriate behavior and intolerance of individuality result in a Stepford society?

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