Ten Things I Find It Hard to Believe — Add Tip of the Day 335

1. that ADD doesn’t exist – because I have it, others have it, and research shows difference in our brains from “vanilla” folks

2. that it is just a matter of character, of willpower, or of needing to “just try harder” – see above, plus I know some pretty impressive people with ADD or ADHD

3. that it is caused by food additives – there is no scientific support for this

4. that the moon walk was a fake – tho it is pretty incredible if you think about it

5. that vaccines cause autism – has been pretty well disproven; the British scientist who perpetrated this hoax has been discredited and lost his license for faking his data

6. that the earth is flat – evidence is pretty strong against this

7. that “natural medicines” are safer than manufactured ones – they contain the same chemicals and are produced under less safe and supervised conditions

8. that ritalin is addictive – tho it can be abused

9. that intelligent people can be so gullible – probably me included sometimes; we often confuse our beliefs with fact. We found a belief on emotion and then search for data to support it and ignore or reject any data that does not.

10. that certain groups of people are less than others -( tho I am willing to consider the possibility in the case of smokers)

doug     add, adhd,deficit,attention,ritalin

I do believe that science is far from perfect, but that evidence is preferable to intuition or urban myths.

“If ignorance is bliss, then why do we see so many unhappy people?”   -unknown cynic

too much information clik here

dr hughes on myths clik here

Bryan’s post on myths  clik here

ps I do not wish to offend anyone; you state your cherished beliefs and I’ll state mine.

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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