Mrs. LB wrote: Dr. Baughman, I would like to thank you for enlightening me in the use of drugs for the treatment of so-called Learning Disabilities. After watching the hearings this morning, I came away with a new understanding of something that bothers me greatly. Your information shed new light on the use of medications. When my son was in middle school, a teacher suggested that we should have him evaluated for ADD/HD. It seemed to her that he "could not sit still in her French class." At the time we talked to all of his teachers and were reassured that "he had no problems in their classrooms."
How is this for 'objective' and yet on the basis of this
medical recommendation from a teacher--the practice of medicine
illegally, without a license--you made an appointment for your son to
see a physician, unnecessarily medicalizing his life
We made an appointment with his doctor to talk to him and were told after seeing him, "that he seemed to be fine." They told us then, that if we felt that there was a problem they would refer him. All went well for a few years. While he was in high school, a junior, we were approached again. This time he was "diagnosed" and put on vacation use of Ritalin. All I can say is, "Thank God, he no longer takes it."
Imagine, 'diagnosed' in high school. They never stop. It
is about taking charge of the life of another human being and that
I want to thank you for speaking on this at the hearing. Your information provided far more insight than has been addressed publicly. Keep up the good work. Mrs. LB