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Hi Dr. Baughman, I’m an adult college student…

s wrote:

Hi Dr. Baughman, I'm an adult college student who is currently
being evaluated for ADHD.  At this point, I'm trying to decide whether my
(severely limiting) current and past social and academic problems (in spite
of very high IQ and extreme effort to be normal) can be best explained by an
actual brain disorder, character flaw, bad parenting, or some other cause.
Please enlighten me.  Are you saying that there is no such thing as chemical
imbalance in the brain?  If so, is this attribute unique to the brain, or
does it apply to other organs as well?

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Dear SG, no psychiatric, psychologic disorder, diagnosis is a bona fide
disease due to a proved, known, demonstrable abnormality of the brain...for
psychiatrists to say they are is fraud that they have made the stuff of
marketing, thus "chemical imbalances" always need "chemical balancers."
Don't buy it and don't buy that any pencil-paper test, IQ and achievement
tests included objectively measure, assess the brain, there is no such


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