I’m Doubtful About— ADHD Tip O the Day 944

I am doubtful About:

OPC  is being touted as “Miracle Antioxidents.” That alone should raise your suspicions. The supplements contain bilberry, grape seed, red wine, pine bark extract, citrus extract, and flavonoids. Hmmm.  I haven’t seen scientific studies supporting this concept.  I have seen ads for suppplements.  $$$$

Dr. Daniel Amen is an expert on ADHD, and surely knows more than I do.  He has clinics and TV shows.  Dr. Amen  specifies multiple subtypes and I expect is at least somewhat correct. He tailors treatments to the subtypes – I am doubtful, and uses brain imaging  $$$$ to determine the type – I am doubtful.  He sell his own brands of supplements. $$$$  –I am doubtful. His views are outside the professional mainstream (which doesn’t necessarily mean he’s wrong, but —).

The only supplement I’ve seen evidence for is omega 3 fatty acid (fish oil), somewhat helpful for some people.  I use it.  Not expensive. 

I am also doubtful about :

John Rosemond, advice columnist (not Dr. Rosemond)
Diet for ADHD (actually, any kind of diet for anything (except for certain rare genetic diseases)).
Genetic testing to select medication                                                                                            Brain imaging to diagnose ADHD                                                                                                  Adult onset ADHD                                                                                                                  Marijuana for ADHD

More on these later (“I plan”).

Various Notes O the Day:

  1. “The cost of an individual SPECT scan is about $1,300. Insurance companies don’t cover it because they categorize attention deficit as a behavior problem.” (Or because they don’t want to pay.)

2. A comment from T : 

“I would love for you to address the issue with people with ADHD trying to justify behavior that is driven by the ADHD and not by necessity. I’m sure you know the “it’ll just take a minute”, the “I was right there so I figured I’d do it”, and the “It NEEDED to be done” excuses. You’ve probably made them yourself.”

I’m not sure I understand the idea, but I think it means what I say when I’m late.  Plan to respond to this soon.  Thank you T, I love comments and suggestions.

3. Where else in the world could I publish my poems?

Poem O the Day:

A Romantic Encounter

I saw her clear across the room,
couldn’t miss her,
she was gorgeous.

She saw me looking
and she smiled at me.

I smiled back.
Then she pointed at me.

I waved and gave her a thumbs up.
I carefully made my way across the crowded room,

trying not to spill my drink.

When I reached her,
she gently took my hand                                                                                                                   and gazed into my eyes.
Then she leaned in close.
and whispered softly in my ear,
“Your fly is unzipped.”


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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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. 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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3 Responses to I’m Doubtful About— ADHD Tip O the Day 944

  1. gert manthey says:

    I have read (online) a lot about( and by) dr. amen (also youtubed stuff) and I agree with and share your doubts 100%.


  2. Martha Puryear says:


    Sent from my iPad


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