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[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
*****, thank you for writing of your victimization. See with comments below.]

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  From: "*****
  Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 11:52 AM
  Subject: Website Vistor

    Dear Dr. Baughman.
    I am writing to commend your excellent work in exposing dangers of this
    horrible fraud (ADHD)  and the dangers of ritalin.
    I am 32 years old and have a masters degree from a internationally respected
    California university, however as a child a was considered a "problem
    child"... I wouldnt pay attention in class (bored to death), wouldnt do my
    homework (I saw no need to do a math problem 100+ times to "prove" that I
    knew how to do it...) and frequently argued with teachers (and more often
    then not, showed up the next day with a college level book checked out from
    the local library to prove I was right and they were wrong...they hated

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
their only recourse, confronted with a superior with no
right--in their eyes--to be superior--was to diminish you by psychiatric
diagnosis topped with an always-brain-damaging drugs]

    Needless to say, I was diagnosed with ADHD.
    From the 2nd grade until my junior year in highschool I was put on ever
    increasing dosages of Ritalin (the last few years my dosage was 35mg of
    "long lasting" Ritalin 4 times a day) (I've been told that thats "alot")
    I finally removed myself from medication simply by pretending to take the
    pills and after several months presenting my parents with a ziplock bag
    filled with hundreds of pills and told them I hadnt been taking them and
    pointed out that there hadnt been a noticable increase in my "bad  behavior"
    (not to say I was a saint...just that it hadnt gotten worse). 

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
salute you.]

    It was during my second year as a undergraduate at Ohio State that I took a
    IQ test that one of my dorm mates was administering for a class project that
    I finally learned the truth... according to the tests, my IQ was 186...

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
I urge one and all not to fall into the IQ trap, a fraud and a
deception whether 2 digits, or 3 and whether inferior or superior. Think
how ludicrous, a statement of all "human potential" in 2 or 3 digits. See
the Mismeasure of Man by the late, great Stephen Jay Gould]

    looking back with 20/20 hindsight, its no wonder that I thought school was
    boring and that my teachers were idiots...
    But instead of being put into a "gifted" set of classes, the schools and the
    doctors medicated me until I was "normal" (what a ugly word).
    Now I have to live the with aftermath of all those years of unnecessary
    The most pronounced side effect that I have (and this is more then  slightly
    embarrasing...) is the inability to acheive climax with a partner...the
    erection is there...just no "fireworks" at the end...
    (this, in fact was what prompted me to stop using ritalin in the first
    This has cost me more relationships then I can count because the women I've
    dated end up taking it personally that they cannot "get me off".(even though
    I explain up front about the ritalin)
    I can only hope that you can prevent others from going through what I've had
    to go through...

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
thank you for writing my friend and instructing us
all of this horror-in-a-democracy that follows psychiatry-the-cult as it's
god. God help the parents and adults of the nation as they force this on
their normal, innocent, helpless children]

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