Ana was no child prodigy. This was a situation her mother wanted to change.
Part 1 of the trilogy of novels about the educational system in a success-driven society by Cyrill A. Wyss.
With a foreword by Pascal Rudin, UN representative for children‘s rights and protection.
The invitation from high places came my way anonymously via a Geneva law firm. My fee was 6,500 Francs. What lay ahead was one week at one of the most illustrious luxury hotels in the Swiss Alps! At the heart of it all was the launch of a new drug for children who preferred play over study.
„4 * STARILIN – THE SMART GENERATION!“
A pharmaceutical giant had made plans to stage a showcase event for high-powered lobbyists from Central Europe, Asia and the US. The idea was to use my friends and me as lab rats. That was a miscalculation.
„An unusual and important timely novel; „an unusual and important book – my compliments!“, Ailsa
To the bookshop
The number of children diagnosed as suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is increasing rapidly. For example, in 2011 in the USA 6.4 million children (11% of the total non-adult population) had been diagnosed with ADHD. The rate of ADHD diagnosis increased on average by approximately 5% per year from 2003 to 2011 (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In Germany the number of children diagnosed with ADHD rose from 5000 in 1995 to 380,000 in 2008 and was expected to reach 600,000 in 2012 (figures from the German Society for Social Psychiatry, DGSP, 2013:8). Many school children are being ‘calmed down’ with powerful and mind-changing psycho-pharmaceuticals. Switzerland is ranked 6th in the world, just behind the USA ,for the per capita consumption of the psycho-pharmaceutical Methylphenidat, used to ‘treat’ children diagnosed with ADHD. The drugs are claimed to cause better concentration and better performance. Every diagnosis is linked to an individual’s personal fate.* Who is gaining here? *Sources and Bibliography in the Appendix