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Re: Dr Phil, abuser coral

Posted by 10derHeart on September 28, 2004, at 18:08:45

In reply to Re: Dr Phil, abuser, posted by coral on September 28, 2004, at 14:22:34

So well put, Coral.

Funny, just today I got several emails from an adult ADD/ADHD group I belong to, quoting some stuff the infamous Dr.Phil said on a recent show in a segment about ADD in both kids and adults. They were scientifically inaccurate and unsupported, or so it sounds to me. Actually pretty alarming, as he talks about drugs inducing mania and makes claims about the nonexistance of studies that DO exist, and so on. Also blames parents for everything ultimately, implying most kids wouldn't need meds if they'd just do their jobs right. Lovely. Of course we have some awful parentling going on, but please, it's hardly that simple. He's irresponsible, to say the least, if this info. is true. I avoid him - find him rather slick and pretty creepy.

Yes - if you hadn't guessed, I have adult ADD, *in remission*, as a pdoc would say, vastly improved due to 2 years of a blend of CBT/psychodynamic therapy, and a nice balance of Strattera and Ritalin. Perhaps Dr. Phil thinks I should toss the meds and forget how in therapy I've learned to appreciate and marvel over the differences in my fantabulous right-brained way of thinking. Sure, I'll simply phone my 79 year-old dad and tell him ADD is all his fault due to lousy parenting!

Oh, I do get prickly when I hear things like this. Climbing down off soap box now. (sorry)




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