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Thread #86484   Message #1608609
Posted By: Mark Cohen
18-Nov-05 - 09:30 PM
Thread Name: ADHD- Ritalin
Subject: RE: ADHD- Ritalin
Here we go again. I didn't wait around for the video to load. Maybe I will, later.

ADHD does exist, and thousands of children and adults are leading more satisfying and productive lives as a result of diagnosing and treating this condition. Many of them are my patients, and I've had many, many parents and children thank me. Sure, some people are overdiagnosed, and put on medication they don't need. Others are frightened away from what could be necessary treatment because of fearmongers like this. The statement "psychiatrists don't know how to diagnose ADHD" is simply wrong.

Aloha,
Mark