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B****** wrote:

  Dr. Baughman,
  I came across your website via a search on Yahoo.  I need your help. 
  My mother, 51 years of age, was diagnosed with having adult 

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
there is no such physical abnormality = disease, regardless
of age. ADHD has been invented not out of thin air but out of normal
behaviors in normal human beings of all ages, so as to justify their
drugging. If she and the family were/are told it is a disease, your
informed consent rights and hers have been trampled, their was no
informed, her subsequent drugging: assault and battery]

  years ago and off and on has been taking Ritalin, Dexedrene, and 
  Adderall for it

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
all Schedule II, highly addictive under the
controlled substances act, all dangerous, sometimes deadly]

   She is now in a mental hospital because she has hallucinations 
  (hearing voices and having conversations with people that aren't 
  really there) She never had any problems like this before taking the 
  ADHD medications that were prescribed for her

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
All of these
drugs are capable of causing psychosis including hallucinations of the
sort you describe. Any physician giving such drugs to a patient, who
then encounter such hallucinations, would have to first consider the
probability (there never having been present before) that they were
drug-induced--and stop them as soon as possible. That this was not
done; instead, that in the face of such a development, these drugs
were continued, seems to me the height of medical irresponsiblity
(understanding I have only these facts)]

  .  I need to know what I can
  do about this because it has caused a lot of sadness and stress in the 
  family.  I don't think that is right for doctors to diagnose her with 
  ADHD.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, we really need it! 

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
you may call me at 619 440 8236, M-F, 9-5 pacific time]

  Thanks for your time,
  B     J     

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