Short Bio – Sharna Olfman

Childhood In America: Sharna Olfman, author, academic and psychologist, critiques America’s failure to support children’s psychological development through its public policies, parenting practices, educational and mental health systems. Her books include Childhood Lost and Drugging Our Children.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.


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